prison

Weed

An Old-School Dealer Talks About Life in the Modern Weed Trade

"I still use the safeguards practiced at the height of the War on Drugs. Call me paranoid, but I switch burner accounts every 21 days."
Seth Ferranti
9.4.19
prison

Video Shows Colorado Woman Giving Birth Alone in a Jail Cell. Now She's Suing.

Jail personnel stood and watched while Diana Sanchez gave birth, the lawsuit alleges, taking “no action to provide the emergency medical care that was so obviously necessary.”
Carter Sherman
8.30.19
solitary confinement

From 'The Alcatraz of the Rockies' to the Streets

The U.S. sends “the worst of the worst” to ADX Florence. This is what happens when they get out.
Keegan Hamilton
8.28.19
money-corruption

Epstein's Death Is Exposing the 'Clusterfuck' Inside Trump's Prisons

"This is kind of like you're playing this game of chicken, and eventually something bad happens, and shit rolls downhill."
Justin George
Weihua Li
8.13.19
MAGA bomber​

The MAGA Bomber Just Got 20 Years in Prison

He was facing life in prison.
Kelly Vinett
8.5.19
rights

Many U.S. Prisons Deny Muslim Inmates Halal Food and Proper Prayer

A new study finds that the U.S. disproportionately imprisons Muslims—and then violates their religious freedoms.
Leila Ettachfini
7.26.19
prison

How Tay-K’s Lyrics Helped Put Him in Prison for 55 Years

Prosecutors used the music video and lyrics from Tay-K’s hit single, “The Race”, as a key piece of evidence while interviewing their last witness.
Trone Dowd
7.24.19
police

A Cop Is Facing 40 Years in Prison for Allegedly Raping a Homeless 16-Year-Old In Her Tent

He allegedly said he wouldn’t arrest her in exchange for sexual services.
Emma Ockerman
7.1.19
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
pedophiles

Alabama Can Now Chemically Castrate Convicted Pedophiles

It may be a violation of the Eighth Amendment.
Emma Ockerman
6.11.19
Julian Assange

Does Julian Assange Have a Roommate in Jail? A VICE News Investigation

The U.K. Ministry of Justice is highly secretive about where inmates live within prisons like Belmarsh, where Julian Assange will serve a 50-week sentence.
David Uberti
5.4.19
prison

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
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