V22N10

10.19.15

Full Bleed: Escaping Alcatraz

​These photos by Anthony Tafuro feature Alcatraz Island, a tough prison for any convict looking to break free.

10.16.15

Silicon Valley’s Plan to Turn Inmates into Coders

The program promises to be a modern-day foray beyond traditional prison jobs and a rare bridge between the technorati of the Bay Area and those living behind bars just next door.

10.15.15

What Happens When Inmates in Solitary Confinement Blow the Whistle on Their Abuse?

A group of inmates calling themselves the Dallas Six banded together and grew committed to bringing their prison's abusive conditions to light, even in the face of being confined there longer.

10.14.15

'Engulfed': Fiction by Curtis Dawkins

A short story about criminals, prison, and lies.

10.13.15

Inside Canada's Arctic Prison

Yellowknife photographer Pat Kane had the rare opportunity to visit the North Slave Correctional Centre in the Northwest Territories. Here's what he saw.

10.13.15

How Personhood Laws Can Land Women in Court for Crimes Against Their Own Fetuses

Anti-abortion measures are putting women at risk of being charged with crimes against their fetuses, and rogue prosecutors can use their wide discretion to prosecute mothers with crimes beyond feticide or child abuse.

Advertisement
10.12.15

Can a Former Inmate Fix Rikers as a Regulator?

After spending more than ten years in New York's prisons and jails, Stanley Richards has dedicated his life to improving the lives of the incarcerated.

10.8.15

Slammer Slang: The A-to-Z of Prison Lingo

A primer on the distinct vocabulary of prison slang to help you out if you ever find yourself a member of the convict class.

10.7.15

Do Prosecutors Care More About Convictions Than Executing the Right Person?

In 2001, 20-year-old Marlon Howell was found guilty in a racially-charged murder trial that shook New Albany, Mississippi. Fourteen years later, he continues to maintain his innocence.

10.6.15

Infographic: A Breakdown of America's Life Behind Bars

When it comes to prisons, the US favors quantity over quality. We lock up millions and then release them ill-equipped to reenter society, hampered by debt from prison fees, and barred from certain forms of government assistance.

10.6.15

Photos of Teenagers' Lives in Limbo Between Incarceration and Freedom

Photographer Zora J. Murff's 'Corrections' chronicles the impact that constant monitoring has on the development of young offenders who have avoided incarceration, but are under probation.

10.5.15

Fixing the System: An Interview with President Obama on Prison Reform

VICE accompanied President Obama to a federal prison in Oklahoma to film a special episode about the US criminal justice system for our show on HBO. Read an excerpt from a sit-down interview conducted during the visit.

0102