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."
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.
What Inmates Want for Christmas
They are looking for more than their freedom this holiday season.
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.
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.
Jóhann Jóhannsson's Uncanny New World
The Icelandic composes tells us about crafting the score for 'Arrival', a unique challenge in a terrifying age.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How Prison Inmates Get Porn
In prison, a single porno mag can be worth hundreds of dollars.
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.