prisons

harvey
harvey

What Happens to Prison Inmates Caught in Hurricanes?

Texas prisoners say they went days without running water after Harvey.
Michael Patrick Welch
9.19.17
crime
crime

Proof Anyone Can Rob a Bank

How an unassuming suburban photographer already on police radar allegedly stole $500,000 in 11 heists over four years.
Michael Goldberg
5.2.17
prisons
prisons

The 'Written Inside' Podcast Offers a Unique Perspective Inside Prison Cells

A new podcast tells the stories of long-serving inmates who stay sane by playing cardboard pianos and killing roaches.
Philip Eil
3.27.17
In Photos
In Photos

The Real 'Shawshank' Is So Creepy You'd Crawl Through a River of Shit to Escape It Too

Former inmate Michael Humphrey now gives tours of the place, and man he has stories.
Michael Goldberg
3.27.17
VICE Long Reads
VICE Long Reads

Exploring the Mental Health Crisis in Britain's Prisons

The police, the probation service and the country's health services are all feeling the strain of dealing with offenders with mental health problems—and in many cases failing.
Mark Wilding
1.15.17
News
News

Immigration Detention Facilities Are Allegedly Denying Inmates Humane Conditions

A new report details excessive use of force, solitary confinement, and unsafe drinking water in six immigration detention facilities in the United States.
Justin Glawe
11.25.16
Stuff
Stuff

The Heartbreaking Stories Behind Prison Inmates' Art

We talked to some of the artists featured in a new gallery exhibition that showcases work made by inmates while in prison.
Molly Hayes
11.15.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Feds Have Finally Had Enough of Private Prisons

Private federal prisons could be history in as little as five years.
VICE Staff
8.18.16
travel
travel

When a Prison Becomes a Haunted House

Some former prisons now cater to haunted-house enthusiasts and people who believe in the paranormal.
Deonna Anderson
7.5.16
Stuff
Stuff

The Secret World of Tiny Phones That Go Inside Your Butt

Available from Amazon and popular in prison, these phones carry reviews like: "No anal problems!!! Didn't hurt my bum at all thanks guys :)"
Peter Robinson
4.15.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Feds Busted a Gang of Georgia Prison Guards for Overseeing Major Coke and Meth Deals

Some guards are also accused of facilitating multi-kilo coke and meth drug deals on the outside.
Gabriella Lewis
2.12.16
News
News

Mentally Ill Prisoners Are Destroyed By Solitary Confinement

For those predisposed to mental illness, isolation can induce anxiety, depression, distortions, paranoia, even psychosis.
Paul Willis
2.2.16