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How Men in Prison Reacted to Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation

"The hypocrisy in this country, and in our leaders, is astounding."
Seth Ferranti
true crime

We Asked Inmates How Paul Manafort Will Get Treated in Jail

The former Donald Trump campaign boss got locked up Friday after being accused of witness tampering. This could get ugly.
Seth Ferranti
true crime

What Life Is Really Like at Martin Shkreli's New Prison Home

"Shkreli needs to realize that serving time in federal prison comes with discomfort."
Seth Ferranti
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Martin Shkreli's Rich-Guy Prison Sounds Like a Resort

When he's not enjoying the bocce ball lanes, he'll apparently be able to take classes in leather craft.
Allie Conti
Life Inside

When Your 18th Birthday Gift Is a Transfer to Adult Prison

They looked confused when they saw a baby-faced kid walk down the aisle in shackles and an orange jumpsuit.
Nick Ward

A Task Force Just Explained How to Cut the US Federal Prison Population

Criminal justice reformers won't exactly be shocked that a new report found mandatory-minimum sentences for drug crimes to be "the primary driver" of prison overcrowding.
Brian McManus

How the Release of 6,000 Federal Prisoners Will Test America's Flawed Halfway House System

About two-thirds of the federal inmates getting released this fall are destined for halfway houses, which can serve as breeding grounds for recidivism and violence.
Chandra Bozelko

What Federal Drug Offenders Are Saying About Congress Reforming Mandatory Minimums

Politicians are mulling changes to the law, but many prisoners are worried they'll slip through the cracks.
Robert Rosso

US Federal Prisons Will No Longer Serve Pork to Their Inmates

Pork may soon become the contraband of choice in lock-ups across this nation because shit just got real for America’s 205,792 federal inmates. Let’s just hope this doesn’t cause an Attica-style uprising.
Alex Swerdloff
America Incarcerated

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
America Incarcerated

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.
Justin Glawe
America Incarcerated

Even White-Collar Criminals Can Get Screwed Over by the Prison System

A man I once knew in prison got out but was unable to return to anything resembling a normal life thanks to aggressive parole restrictions.
Michael Santos