prison reform

The Prison System Is a Nightmare, but Not for the Reasons You Think

How it's become an agency of social control.
Seth Ferranti
3 days ago
true crime

This Jail Is Accused of Favoring Christians Who Agree to Live in 'God Pod'

Muslim prisoners, meanwhile, say they were starved during Ramadan and deprived of religious texts.
Kira Lerner

What It’s Like to Have a Friend Die from the Drugs You Gave Them

Sharing ecstasy with a friend could land you in jail against the wishes of your late friend's family.
Max Daly

My Father Became a Murderer to Save My Family

My father killed a man when I was 13 years old. Later that night, my grandfather helped him hide the body.
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Guy Who Destroyed Trump's Star Getting Bailed Out by the First Guy to Smash It

We've truly come full circle.
Drew Schwartz
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Paul Manafort Says He's Being Treated Like a 'VIP' in Jail

Apparently he's got his own cell with a private bathroom, access to a phone and computer, and doesn't have to wear a uniform.
Drew Schwartz
Inside Outsider

I Was 21, Framed, and Tortured in a Lebanese Prison

When police found my friend's insulin and needles, they assumed we were junkies. Then the nightmare began.
Mahmood Fazal
Life Inside

How I Stayed Out of a Gang When My Dad Was Arrested

Selling drugs seemed like such an easy way to help your family with money. But I was small for my age and feared getting "jumped" as part of gang initiations.

Revolving Doors: An Ex-Con's Journey Back to Prison

Filmmaker James Burns spent two years following Jason Bobbitt, a father of five who, despite attempts to retain meaningful employment, fails and returns to prison.
VICE Staff
Life Inside

Taking College Classes in Prison Helped Me Forget I Wasn't Free

It’s sad, but I knew I would go to prison before I would go to college.
Marcus Lilly, as told to Nicole Lewis
Life Inside

The Unreal Horror of Being Locked in Solitary Confinement When I Was 16

I felt like I aged ten years just by doing 20 days in there.
Jordan as told to Taylor Elizabeth Eldridge

We Asked Prisoners About the Most Expensive Things They've Bought in Jail

Shitty plastic cellphones that retail for a little over $30 on the outside are being sold for hundreds of dollars in British prisons.