Spencer Woodman

The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

How California Is Solving Its Voting Rights Problem

And making a couple of lawyers very rich in the process.
Spencer Woodman
5.26.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

The Strange Case of Rhode Island’s Voter-ID Law

In the only state where voter restrictions have been backed by a Democratic majority, residents are bracing themselves for long lines in Tuesday's presidential primary.
Spencer Woodman
4.26.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Budget Cuts Are Robbing Americans of Their Voting Rights

Cuts to basic voting services are melding the right's enthusiasm for spending cuts with its more insidious support for restricting ballot access.
Spencer Woodman
4.13.16
News

New Orleans's Criminal Justice Crisis May Lead to Murder and Rape Suspects Going Free

A local judge says he's had enough with the city's failure to provide lawyers for poor defendants.
Spencer Woodman
4.11.16
News

After Two Years in Solitary, This Mother’s Healing Has Just Begun

"I'm talking to you, and I'm alive, but physically, spiritually, mentally—I died."
Spencer Woodman
3.22.16
News

Alabama's New Fight for Voting Rights

Fifty-one years after "Bloody Sunday," civil rights activists in Selma fear a resurgence in voter suppression ahead of the first presidential election since the Supreme Court dented the landmark Voting Rights Act.
Spencer Woodman
3.9.16
The Prison Issue

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.
Spencer Woodman
10.7.15
News

America's Most Right-Wing Elections Official Is Gearing Up to Start Prosecuting Voters

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach sees election criminals lurking behind every polling booth. Now the state legislature is about to give him the prosecutorial power to do something about it.
Spencer Woodman
5.26.15
News

The Biggest Fast-Food Strike in History Was About More Than a $15 Minimum Wage

What began as protests for higher wages and unions has turned into a social justice movement that aims to rally low-wage workers against systemic inequality.
Spencer Woodman
4.16.15
News

In Georgia, the Battle Over Voting Rights Rages On

Fifty years after the march that spurred the Voting Rights Act, civil rights leaders in towns like Macon, Georgia face an uphill battle to stop discrimination at the polls.
Spencer Woodman
3.9.15
News

This Man Got Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail for Picking Up Trash Too Early

Due to a work-related noise violation in a posh, ultra-privatized Atlanta suburb, Kevin McGill is spending his next 14 weekends behind bars.
Spencer Woodman
3.6.15
The Outta My Way, I’m Walking Here Issue

On the Road with the 'Workampers,' Amazon’s Retirement-Age Mobile Workforce

These workers travel the country, sightseeing and staying overnight in RV parks while laboring in low-wage temp jobs—and at least some of them love the lifestyle.
Spencer Woodman
1.13.15
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