true crime

How to Stop Dirty Cops from Putting Innocent People in Prison

Information about bad cops' career histories can help everyone from lawyers to the public know who to watch out for.
Alison Flowers
forensic science

Bite-Mark Matching Falsely Imprisoned These Men For Rape and Murder

The claim that a suspect's teeth can be matched to a mark on a body is junk forensic science, but it still put innocent people in jail.
Shayla Love
Life Inside

We Were Wrongfully Convicted of Killing Cops and Now We're Married

From sentenced to death for crimes we didn't commit to 'Til Death Do Us Part.
Maurice Chammah
Life Inside

I Served 26 Years for Murder Even Though the Killer Confessed

His lawyers wouldn't tell anyone because of attorney-client privilege. Meanwhile, I kept a homemade metal shank with me at all times.
Alton Logan with Berl Falbaum
Life Inside

What It's Like to Face Your Daughter's Killer

He looked in my eyes and said he was sorry. Do I believe that? I'm not sure.
Jeanette Popp, as told to Maurice Chammah
Vice Blog

Was an Innocent Man Sent to Prison for Killing a Cop 46 Years Ago?

Cleve Heidelberg says his only mistake on a fateful night in 1970 was lending his car to a cop killer. Forty-six years later, he's still in prison.
Charlotte Silver
the vice reader

What It's Like to Get Exonerated of Murder After 21 Years in Prison

Relief, gratitude, paranoia, and keeping a butcher's knife under your pillow.
Alison Flowers
Life Inside

When Your Job Is to Help Free a Wrongfully Convicted Murderer

Inside an investigator's hunt for a key witness that could prove someone innocent.
Lorea Gillespie

What Happens When the Government Takes 20 Years of Your Life

A man who was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault reflects on the suicide of a fellow exoneree and how the system fails people like them.
Jarrett Adams

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, an American has transmitted the Zika virus through sex, legal marijuana is the nation's fastest growing industry, South Korea have warned North Korea over an alleged ballistic missile test, and more.
VICE Staff

We Asked an Exoneration Expert About 'Making a Murderer' and America's True Crime Obsession

Samuel Gross, law professor and editor of the National Registry of Exonerations, explains how pervasive misconduct is in America's criminal justice system.
Lauren Messman

​How Much History Was Lost in the Williamsburg Storage Facility Fire?

An undetermined amount of court documents were lost in a Brooklyn blaze last Saturday.
John Surico