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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
6.19.18
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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
4.30.18
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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
4.19.18
Life Inside
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
12.8.17
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News

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
1.26.16
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News

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
10.14.15
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News

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
10.12.15
America Incarcerated
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
9.30.15
America Incarcerated
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
9.30.15
America Incarcerated
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
9.29.15
America Incarcerated
America Incarcerated

How One Man from the St. Louis Projects Got Out of Prison and Went Back Again

Larry walked out of Missouri state prison with $8,000 and a job, but like most former inmates, he got dragged back in.
Michael Santos
9.25.15
America Incarcerated
America Incarcerated

My Struggle to Work as a Journalist Inside Prison

It was common practice for the Email Police, as we called them, to reject my incoming and outgoing messages. I once had all of my emails rejected for 72 hours straight—emails that said things like, "I love you mom," and "I'm going outside for a walk."
Robert Rosso
9.24.15