prison

tech-power

Prisons Are Banning Books That Teach Prisoners How to Code

Oregon prisons have banned dozens of books about technology and programming, like 'Microsoft Excel 2016 for Dummies,' citing security reasons. The state isn't alone.
Madeleine Gregory
6.21.19
Munchies

New Zealand Prisons Installed Almost 200 Slushie Machines Last Year

The leader of the country’s National Party is calling the machines an “extraordinary waste of taxpayers’ money."
Bettina Makalintal
4.29.19
Weed

Fighting Inequality in the Ever-Expanding Legal Weed Industry

These women of color advocates explain how cannabis businesses must break the cycle of injustice with community investment and equal access.
Hannah Hickok
3.18.19
prison

Prison Guards Told Us What It's Like Working with the Most Violent Inmates

In British prisons, "one percenters" are those deemed so unruly that they spend the majority of their sentences in solitary confinement.
Nick Chester
3.12.19
prison

Prison Escapees Describe How They Did It

"Other inmates attacked the guards. Being of a slightly mellower constitution, I stole an ice cream and went for a walk in the sun."
Nick Chester
3.11.19
prison

A Former Dannemora Prison Guard Penned a Wild Account of the Famous Escape

After feeling news reports got the story wrong, Charles A. Gardner wanted to tell his insider's tale.
Seth Ferranti
3.8.19
crime

Danish Convicts Explain Why They Would Rather Be in Prison Than Be on House Arrest

"It was hard for me to live a normal life as a parent. I needed to go back to prison to get some peace and quiet."
Johanne Ramskov Erichsen
3.8.19
true crime

Martin Shkreli Seems to Be Running His Company from Prison with an Illegal Phone

Looks like Pharma Bro somehow just screwed himself over—again.
Allie Conti
3.7.19
HBO

HBO’s New Film ‘O.G.’ Was Shot in an Active Prison

We spoke to star Jeffrey Wright about the unique and real experience that saw him acting alongside real prisoners and guards.
Seth Ferranti
2.25.19
immigration

ICE's Rapid Expansion Has Led to Chickenpox, Quarantines, and Desperation

Lawyers say that one detention facility run by a private prison company has been beset by health crises and isn't even properly licensed.
Meredith Hoffman
2.25.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Bill Cosby Said He’s a 'Political Prisoner’ and Compared Himself to Gandhi

His press guy is pushing the idea that Cosby is in prison not for rape, but in retribution for his work toward racial justice.
Allie Conti
2.14.19
prison

I Got Banned from Visiting These Canadian Prisons After Reporting Alleged Abuses

When a journalist’s freedoms are infringed, the primary victims are those whose voices are silenced.
Thomas Rohner
2.12.19
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