criminal justice system


Oprah's 'When They See Us Now' Special Shows the Scars the Series Didn't Heal

The exonerated men, formerly known as the Central Park Five, still struggle with trauma as they fight for systemic change.
Taylor Hosking
prison reform

The Prison System Is a Nightmare, but Not for the Reasons You Think

How it's become an agency of social control.
Seth Ferranti
Noisey News

Jay-Z Says "Probation is a Trap" In a Searing New Op-Ed

He addressed the plight of Meek Mill and millions of others for the New York Times.
Noisey Staff

Jail Where Sandra Bland Died Now Authorized to Detain Undocumented Immigrants

Despite the jail failing two recent state inspections, the federal government will allow Waller County deputies to act to a certain degree as immigration officials.
Kimberly Lawson
criminal justice system

The UK Imprisons Twice as Many Black Women as White Women for Drugs

For every 100 white women handed custodial sentences for drug offenses in 2014, 227 black women were imprisoned.
Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff and Ella Wilks-Harper
VICE Long Reads

Exploring the Mental Health Crisis in Britain's Prisons

The police, the probation service and the country's health services are all feeling the strain of dealing with offenders with mental health problems—and in many cases failing.
Mark Wilding

Amanda Knox: Why Do Innocent Women Confess to Crimes They Didn’t Commit?

Very little is known about how different genders experience criminal investigations differently—but is it time for this to change?
Amanda Marie Knox

Mom of Young Man Jailed for Three Years Without Charges ‘Died of a Broken Heart'

Kalief Browder was jailed at 16 for allegedly stealing a backpack and spent three years at Rikers without ever being charged. He later committed suicide. His mother, who fought for the rights of incarcerated teens like her son, died on Friday.
Kimberly Lawson

More Women Are Coming Forward to Report Rape, But Conviction Rates Are Falling

New figures show reports of rape have doubled—so why are fewer people going to prison?
Sirin Kale

Ex-Cons Remember Their Worst Jobs After Being Released from Prison

From a gig as a farm hand that involved fixing a cow's prolapsed vagina, to a job that involved picking up trash while walking through raw sewage.
Seth Ferranti
The VICE Guide to Right Now

'Making a Murderer' Subject's Confession Unlawfully Coerced, Judge Rules

A US District Court judge ruled that Brendan Dassey's confession was "involuntary under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments."
VICE Staff

'The Night Of' Shows Us More Ways the Criminal Justice System Traps People

HBO's legal drama is not a show about justice, but the justice system. And never has that difference been more apparent than on Sunday's episode.
Harry Cheadle