Court Reporters May Be Writing Down Black People's Testimonies Wrong
A new study shows that stenographers frequently fail at correctly understanding and transcribing African American English, which can have devastating consequences for Black people in court.
The Complications of Liking 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' as a Black Man
Television shows about good cops are hard to enjoy when you are used to negative experiences with the justice system.
These Formerly Incarcerated Entrepreneurs Are Trying to Keep People Out of Prison
Unlocked Futures funds startups formed by and for people who have dealt with the justice system.
You Can Now Mine Cryptocurrency to Bail People Out of Jail
“The people for whom bail is set haven’t been convicted of anything.”
Canada's Prison System Can't Figure Out How to Handle This Violent Teen
He killed a man at 15. He's fought guards and bullied his fellow teen inmates. Now he's caught in a fight in Nova Scotia about where he belongs.
Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask Someone Wrongfully Put on Death Row
"You do not have complete control of your life and you can lose your life and freedom at any time, even though you are innocent."
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America's First Female Muslim Judge Found Dead in Hudson River
The prolific New York judge was 65 years old.
How New Sexual Violence Courts Could Change Rape Trials for Women
"Lawyers, judges, prosecutors and police have all said, 'This is not a process I would want a member of my family to go through.'"
Possessed: Modern Day Exorcisms
The Exorcist Trying to Heal South Africa’s Satanic Murderer
VICE heads to Cape Town to meet Cecil Begbie, a Methodist priest and exorcist, who believes he can expel demons from a murderer who claims he was possessed when he carried out the crime.
Brock Turner Inspires Mandatory Lock-Up for Unconscious Rape Cases
In the aftermath the Brock Turner sentence, California lawmakers have passed a bill mandating that anyone found guilty of raping an unconscious person must serve three years in jail.
How Local Governments Lock Up and Extort Poor People over Petty BS
In this installment of our web series 'Justice,' VICE examines how small municipalities turn policing into profit to create modern-day debtors' prisons.
I'm a Judge and I Think Criminal Court Is Horrifying
As a bankruptcy judge, I was shocked at the casual racism emanating from the bench in criminal court.
Hon. Shelley C. Chapman