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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
VICE News Tonight on HBO

President Obama's criminal justice legacy: more clemency but more deportations

In 2015, President Obama made history as the first sitting president to visit a federal prison.
Taylor Dolven
Isabella McKinley Corbo
Crime & Drugs

This Ex-Con Is Helping Inmates Navigate the Broken US System for Reentering Society

As a 17-year-old, Clark Porter was sentenced to 35 years in federal prison. Now he works to keep recently released inmates from being sent back behind bars.
Seth Ferranti

What Mass Incarceration Problem? US Officials Want Longer Sentences for Border Crossers

Immigration advocates argue that harsh reentry penalties have the effect of overburdening prisons and federal courts rather than discouraging illegal border crossings.
Meredith Hoffman
Crime & Drugs

A Bipartisan Congressional Panel Just Agreed on Ways to Send Fewer Americans to Prison

Chief among the recommendations of the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections is sending fewer low-level drug offenders to federal prison, and sentencing offenders to far fewer years behind bars.
Colleen Curry

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