Jeffrey Epstein

Why Was Jeffrey Epstein Left Alone? The Mystery of the Sex Offender's Jail Suicide

The accused child trafficker wasn't on suicide watch despite being found semi-conscious with neck injuries 11 days earlier.
Emma Ockerman
Hurricane Barry

Will New Orleans Protect Their Inmates During A Storm? Barry Is A Test After Katrina's Prison Disaster

During Katrina inmates were locked in cells filled with sewage-contaminated water.
Tess Owen

Oklahoma sheriff resigns in protest over unsafe jail conditions — including a snake

She said the judge who ordered her to reopen the evacuated jail tried to bribe her.
Tess Owen
prison reform

'Starving The Beast': The Women Working To Close a Misused Atlanta Jail

Marilynn Winn, a formerly incarcerated 68-year-old Black woman, wants to repurpose Atlanta City Detention Center into a wellness and freedom center for the local community.
Kimberly Lawson
Criminal Justice

PHOTOS: Life on the streets of San Francisco through the lens of ex-inmates

Although free, these two men are still fighting to break free of the system.
Keegan Hamilton
hurricane michael

Families are still searching for prisoners evacuated after Hurricane Michael

"I just want to hear his voice," a mother says.
Tess Owen
stun guns

More than 100 U.S. prisoners have died after being shocked by a Taser

Tess Owen

Thousands of inmates are left in Miami's Irma evacuation zone

Taylor Dolven
Vice News Tonight

Jails are replacing visits with video chats and families are devastated

The replacement of in-person jail visits with video calls.
Antonia Hylton
Cassandra Giraldo
The VICE Guide to Right Now

New York Is Getting Serious About Closing the Hellish Jail on Rikers Island

After decades of brutal incidents in the notorious jail complex, reformers are getting closer to the ultimate prize.
Drew Schwartz
criminal justice system

Trump's FCC pick voted to let prison phone companies price-gouge families

Eric Markowitz
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