prison reform

prison reform

'Starving The Beast': The Women Working To Close a Misused Atlanta Jail

Marilynn Winn, a formerly incarcerated 68-year-old Black woman, wants to repurpose Atlanta City Detention Center into a wellness and freedom center for the local community.
Kimberly Lawson
prison reform

The Prison System Is a Nightmare, but Not for the Reasons You Think

How it's become an agency of social control.
Seth Ferranti

What It's Like Inside an 'Open' Prison

"Being in prison causes a lot of anguish. There’s nothing more than that, so we have to find a way to make confinement beneficial and not just a punishment."
Rodrigo Márquez Tizano

The HIV-Positive Inmate Who Spent a Year in Solitary for Having Consensual Sex

John Dorn's case stands to change wider prison policy around HIV criminalization.
Sony Salzman

Ava DuVernay, Lauryn Hill, and More Unite to Call for Prison Reform

During the fourth annual TIDAL X: BROOKLYN concert, Ava DuVernay will speak about the importance of criminal justice reform.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Welcome to 2018: President Donald Trump Just Met with Kim Kardashian

We know it's all very confusing. Please allow us to explain.
Drew Schwartz

Cameras Actually Tamed Attica, the Brutal Prison I Used to Call Home

I saw how crazy things were at Attica. But under today’s watchful eyes, guards have new incentives not to lie about inmate assaults.
John J. Lennon
Rise Up

America's Broken Cash Bail System is Criminal Justice Gone Terribly Wrong

Across the country, legislators acknowledge that the bail bonds unfairly targets poor people and people of color. Now some states are taking steps to change.
Kimberly Lawson

Incarcerated Women Need Justice Now as Victims of Sexual Assault

Exposing female prisoners to harsh and inhumane treatment is counter-productive to preparing them to reenter society. The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act will help.
Leyla Martinez
Jessica Jackson
Rise Up

This Campaign Wants Justice for Meek Mill and the Nearly 5 Million People on Unfair Probation

#Cut50 has created a campaign around Mill’s case to draw attention to the hardships of the millions of Americans who are on probation or parole.
Demetria Irwin

Adopting Denmark's Unorthodox Prison System Could Benefit Ex-Offenders in America

Some Scandinavian detainees live and work like regular citizens despite criminal convictions. Would so-called 'open prisons' work in the US?
Alexis Chemblette
Rise Up

These Startups Think Jobs Not Sentences Help Keep Ex-Offenders Out of Jail

Some young Londoners are on a mission to help reduce reoffending rates by employing inmates on release.
Alice Rowsome