justice system

identity-race

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.
Leila Ettachfini
5.23.19
tv

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.
Funké Joseph
3.5.19
The Plug

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.
Mary Mazzoni
7.6.18
good things

You Can Now Mine Cryptocurrency to Bail People Out of Jail

“The people for whom bail is set haven’t been convicted of anything.”
Jordan Pearson
11.15.17
crime

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.
Katie Toth
10.24.17
10 Questions

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."
Justin Caffier
5.2.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

America's First Female Muslim Judge Found Dead in Hudson River

The prolific New York judge was 65 years old.
Lauren Messman
4.13.17
crime

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.'"
Michelle Robinson
10.27.16
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.
VICE Staff
10.7.16
California

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.
Kimberly Lawson
8.30.16
JUSTICE

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.
VICE Staff
8.16.16
Life Inside

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
8.12.16
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