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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

Prisoners Tell Us Their New Year's Resolutions

Despite the bleakness of incarceration, many inmates hope that they can lead better lives in the new year.
Seth Ferranti
12.31.17
crime

What Inmates Want for Christmas

They are looking for more than their freedom this holiday season.
Seth Ferranti
12.22.17
Last Chance High

Pennsylvania Crime Initiative Works by Helping Former Inmates Get Jobs

Most of us still fail to really grasp how insurmountable the transition can be, but formerly incarcerated people can get help with access to the right resources.
Kastalia Medrano
7.18.17
Photography

A New Art Project Asks Inmates to Reflect on Their Lost Freedom

With his new project, photographer Guido Gazzilli asked inmates to open up emotionally and tell their story through pictures.
Niccolò Carradori
6.12.17
The Score

Jóhann Jóhannsson's Uncanny New World

The Icelandic composes tells us about crafting the score for 'Arrival', a unique challenge in a terrifying age.
Keagon Voyce
1.7.17
Stuff

I Got My Car Fixed in a Polish Prison

Warsaw's Rakowiecka Prison doesn't advertise—since it's one of the best car repair centers in the city, word of mouth is enough to keep the inmates busy.
Ana Zalewska
11.10.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

How the Military Is Failing Its Guards at Guantánamo Bay

Navy vet Andrew Turner said he suffers from PTSD after the military left him unprepared for the brutal verbal and physical abuse he endured while serving as a high-level guard at the detention center.
VICE Staff
10.27.16
prison food

British Prison Food Is So Bad It’s Causing Riots

According to a new report from HM Inspectorate of Prisons, just 29 percent of inmates describe the meals they receive as "good"—and it's leading to violence.
Phoebe Hurst
9.8.16
Stuff

Ex-Cons Remember Their Worst Jobs After Being Released from Prison

From a gig as a farm hand that involved fixing a cow's prolapsed vagina, to a job that involved picking up trash while walking through raw sewage.
Seth Ferranti
8.21.16
Stuff

How Prison Inmates Get Porn

In prison, a single porno mag can be worth hundreds of dollars.
Seth Ferranti
7.10.16
tech

Why Prisons Should Let Inmates Use Social Media

Prohibiting inmates' families from maintaining Facebook accounts in their names just further cuts them off from a society they hope to rejoin.
Seth Ferranti
6.18.16
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