Was Australia's First Zine Made on a Convict Ship?

The Wild Goose: A Collection of Ocean Waifs was a weekly newspaper published in 1867 by British prisoners as they sailed to a penal colony in Australia.


Darwin Night Patrol

In Part 2 of our series, Over Represented, we rode along with the city's Indigenous night patrol to see how they assist the homeless, and intervene before the police arrive.


Incarcerated and In Tune: Some Australian Prisoners Have Made a Musical

It's dark, but not persistently so. It's sometimes funny, but there's nothing laughable about it.


Watch VICE’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas Panel Discuss Incarceration in Australia

What are prisons for, and how did they become a growth industry?


How Fear Helped Build Australia's Supermax Prisons

From bikers to terrorists, supermax prisons are a holding pen for the country's worst nightmares.


The Man Who Wasn’t There

In 2010 one of Australia's most notorious crime bosses, Carl Williams, was murdered at Victoria's Barwon Prison. A little over a year later the prison's general manager, David Prideaux, disappeared on a hunting trip. His body has never been found.


Breaking Down the Problem of Black Women in Prison

A hapless cycle sustained by systemic social disadvantage.


​Woman on the Run

My personal cycle of incarceration.


Music Reviews

Featuring guest reviewers from Melbourne's Parkville College, a school for young people who are detained in custody.


Island Wide Shut

Director Eva Orner turns her attention to Australia's treatment of asylum seekers.


Editor's Letter

You can learn a lot about a country by looking at the places it locks people up.


Briggs Goes to Reiby

We follow Rapper and proud Yorta-Yorta man Adam Briggs as he heads inside the walls of Reiby Juvenile Justice Centre to see what life is like for Australia's young, Indigenous, A-class offenders.