Alabama Can Now Chemically Castrate Convicted Pedophiles

It may be a violation of the Eighth Amendment.
Emma Ockerman
The VICE Guide to Right Now

One of the 'Manson Girls' Just Got Approved for Parole

Leslie Van Houten, 68, has been OK'd for parole, but the final decision on her release comes down to California governor Jerry Brown.
River Donaghey
The VICE Guide to Right Now

OJ Simpson Is Getting Out of Prison Early

After winning parole, the disgraced football star could be released from prison as early as October 1.
Drew Schwartz

O.J. Simpson was just granted parole

Carter Sherman
OJ Made on Television

O.J. Simpson Parole Hearing to Be Broadcast on Live TV

The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners has stoped taking media requests for access on site.
Liam Daniel Pierce
Life Inside

The Day I Learned if My Dad Would Get Parole

I knew my world could soon be filled with love and possibility instead of heartache and loneliness.
Tristan Darshan
Life Inside

They Told Me I Was Going to Die in Prison

I have cancer and wonder if I'll get parole before it's too late.
Shavonne Robbins, as told to Lisa Riordan Seville
Criminal Justice

The number of adults in the U.S. corrections system hit a 13-year low last year

Christina Sterbenz

Why the Friendships You Make in Prison Should Stay Behind Bars

In federal prison, you form friendships with gang members, violent men, and a whole slew of drug dealers and users of every variety. What happens after that is sensitive.
Seth Ferranti
The VICE Guide to Right Now

California Is Passing a Law to Prevent Another Brock Turner Sentencing Controversy

The new law, which unanimously passed the California State Assembly Monday, would require prison time without parole for anyone convicted of raping an unconscious person.
VICE Staff
Crime & Drugs

This Ex-Con Is Helping Inmates Navigate the Broken US System for Reentering Society

As a 17-year-old, Clark Porter was sentenced to 35 years in federal prison. Now he works to keep recently released inmates from being sent back behind bars.
Seth Ferranti
The 2016 US Election

Barred from the Ballot Box

In today's New York's primary, more than 100,000 people are banned from voting because of felony convictions. VICE News meets a man trying to reclaim his voting rights, and an organization fighting to change the law.