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.
The Prison System Is a Nightmare, but Not for the Reasons You Think
How it's become an agency of social control.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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'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."
'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.