Incarceration

prison

What It's Like Inside an 'Open' Prison

"Being in prison causes a lot of anguish. There’s nothing more than that, so we have to find a way to make confinement beneficial and not just a punishment."
Rodrigo Márquez Tizano
1.8.19
prison

All the Terrible Things You See and Learn as a Guard in a Private Prison

Journalist Shane Bauer worked undercover in a Louisiana prison for four months. What he discovered was shocking.
Seth Ferranti
9.18.18
Culture

A Wrongfully Jailed Artist Confronts America's Legacy of Slavery

“Our country makes money off of black bodies by keeping them in jail,” says Gianni Lee.
Genel Ambrose
7.19.18
Culture

We Went to a Fashion Show Inside a Brazilian Prison

What started as recreational crochet lessons for detainees turned into a private runway show.
Bruno Costa
4.23.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Incarcerated Women Are Being Left Out of the #MeToo Movement

We talk about why we haven't heard stories from the population most at risk for sexual violence on 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast.'
VICE Staff
3.2.18
crime

The Guy Prisoners Call When They're Betrayed from the Outside

Peter Borenstein is a young LA attorney who's carved out a niche helping ex-prisoners who believe they were the victim of fraud or theft while locked up.
Eli Hager
1.29.18
prison

Prisoners Tell Us Their New Year's Resolutions

Despite the bleakness of incarceration, many inmates hope that they can lead better lives in the new year.
Seth Ferranti
12.31.17
50 states of art

Female Inmates Bare Their Souls for Emotional Portraits in KY

Photographer Ashley Stinson set out to shoot women working in male-dominated industries. She ended up at a prison.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.7.17
50 states of art

Female Inmates Bare Their Souls for Emotional Portraits in KY

Photographer Ashley Stinson set out to shoot women working in male-dominated industries. She ended up at a prison.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.7.17
prisons

The 'Written Inside' Podcast Offers a Unique Perspective Inside Prison Cells

A new podcast tells the stories of long-serving inmates who stay sane by playing cardboard pianos and killing roaches.
Philip Eil
3.27.17
the future of incarceration

What Will the Future of Incarceration Look Like?

We asked experts and advocates what happens when more jails and more prisons isn't the answer anymore.
John Surico
12.14.16
The Future of Incarceration in America

How Do You Sell a Jail?

With ongoing demands to downsize, figuring out what to do with America's massive inmate population is one of the greatest challenges to criminal justice reform.
John Surico
12.12.16
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