John Surico

Tunnel Vision

Trump's New Tax Law Is Going to Make NYC Transit Even Worse

And make life way shittier for New Yorkers.
John Surico
12.21.17
Tunnel Vision

Where's the Plan for the L Train Shutdown?

As of now, there isn't one.
John Surico
12.7.17
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
The Future of Incarceration in America

How Do You Close One of the Largest Jails in America?

In 2016, a nuclear option arose when it came to Rikers Island, the notorious NYC jail: Shut the whole thing down.
John Surico
12.8.16
VICE Long Reads

I Spent 18 Hours in One of New York City’s Busiest Emergency Rooms

In many ways, Brookdale University Hospital's emergency room—one of the busiest in New York City—acts as a bizarro microcosm of the inequitable American healthcare system.
John Surico
4.7.16
Film

The New Kitty Genovese Documentary Is Like a Visualized 'Serial'

Over 50 years after her death, <i>The Witness</i> investigates the idea that 38 neighbors watched the murder of a young woman in New York and did nothing to stop it.
John Surico
10.2.15
The Prison Issue

How America Became the Most Imprisoned Nation in the World

Over the past 50 years, an era of mass incarceration took shape in the US as politicians raced to erect a sprawling detention system. Today, the country locks up more people than any other on the planet.
John Surico
10.2.15