We're Launching an Apprentice Program for Formerly Incarcerated People
Starting early next year, we'll welcome formerly incarcerated people to work with us at our Brooklyn office in production, editorial, marketing, and other creative roles.
What It's Like to Eat Some of the Worst Prison Food in America
During my seven-month stay in a county jail, I experienced a culinary horror show at the hands of Aramark, a private contractor that has been slammed with accusations of serving rotten and maggot-infested food in prisons across the US.
FCC Votes to Stop Prisons from Charging $14 a Minute for Phone Calls
Feds approve landmark prison phone reform.
Will New York Scrap Its Broken Bail System?
A state senator from Queens wants to scrap the archaic system of holding some people in jail before their trial unless they can pay for freedom.
How the Expensive, Shady Process of Making a Phone Call from Behind Bars Is Finally Changing
Inmates are excited about the plan to impose new caps on how much it costs to call their loved ones.
A Veteran Brooklyn Cop and Prosecutor Explains Why America's Criminal Justice System is a Disaster
What we need to do to put fewer Americans behind bars.
The Prison Issue
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.
Our Right to an Attorney Is in Jeopardy
Many public defenders in the United States only have minutes to prepare for a case that might result in years in prison for the accused, as well as the loss of benefits, employment, or custody of their children.
The Prison Issue
How America Became the Most Imprisoned Nation in the World
Over the past 50 years, an era of mass incarceration took shape in the US as politicians raced to erect a sprawling detention system. Today, the country locks up more people than any other on the planet.
How a Woman Locked Up with Breast Cancer Became a Prison Activist
Sue Ellen Allen went to prison when she was 57 years old and emerged determined to improve conditions for every woman who goes to prison.
Why Solitary Confinement in America Needs to Finally End
Now that solitary is on the national radar, systemic problems with "the hole" are being laid bare for all to see.
Lauren Lee White
How Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Laws Put Regular People in Prison for Life
If you rub elbows with big-time drug dealers, you can get sentenced to decades behind bars thanks to laws passed at the height of the drug panic in the 1980s.