Volume 21 Issue 9

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Unseen Photos of One of England's Most Notorious Prisons

Chris Steele-Perkins's pictures of Manchester's Strangeways prison from 1980 reveal a slice of the UK's criminal underworld.
Chris Steele-Perkins
10.22.14
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A Former English Gangster Walks Us Through a Bank Robbery

"Some press reports stated that I spent the first few days of after escaping custody hiding out at my friend's strip club, up to my eyes in bums, tits, cocaine, and champagne. Which was abso-fucking-lutely true."
Jason Coghlan
10.12.14
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Fun with Facial Composite Software

If you need more proof that machines are taking over the world, look no further than the police-sketch industry. Like countless manufacturing and administrative employees before them, sketch artists are now being replaced by software that creates spot...
Annette Lamothe-Ramos
9.29.14
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How It Feels to Live Your Life Under Police Protection

Famed crime writer Roberto Saviano on the eight years he's spent worrying about death threats.
Roberto Saviano
9.26.14
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Supernatural Sacrifice: South Africa Wages War on the Devil

The Devil is probably not launching an all-out assault on the people of South Africa, but if you pick up the tabloids, talk to the locals, or ask the police, they’ll all tell you: Satanic crime is a growing problem.
Skyler Reid
9.24.14
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The Face of Camden

The Magnum photographer has always preferred to take pictures “close,” working not by classic fly-on-the-wall documentarian methodology but by getting so up in the action that there’s little chance anything can be lost in the distance between point A...
Gideon Jacobs
9.24.14
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The Joker Broker: Doing Business with the World’s Foremost Vendor of Nonexistent Oil

Francisco Javier González Álvarez’s life is shrouded in secrecy, but we know this: He was born December 3, 1949, in La Laguna, in the Canary Islands, off of Spain. The next 45 years are a bit of a blank—nothing to indicate he would become the world’s...
Steven Bodzin
9.23.14
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Chicago's Torture Victims Want Justice

Starting in 1971, more than 100 black men in Chicago were tortured and forced to confess to serious crimes as part of a police-sanctioned campaign that continued for almost 20 years under then Police Commander Jon Burge.
Alison Flowers
9.22.14
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Russian Hackers Have Been Robbing US Banks for a Long Time

In July 1994, Citibank officials notified the FBI of what was then a novel crime: Hundreds of thousands of dollars had simply disappeared from corporate bank accounts. By October of that year, the total had ballooned to $10 million. It was, according...
Derek Mead
9.19.14
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Four Years on Line with the Amityville Horror

They ran meds before breakfast, so I used to see the back of Ronald DeFeo Jr.'s head every morning before the sun was up.
Daniel Genis
9.18.14
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Ephren Taylor’s Disastrous Megachurch Ponzi Scheme

How Ephren Taylor, the son of a small-town minister and self-proclaimed "social capitalist," conned thousands of churchgoers out of their life savings.
Grace Wyler
9.17.14
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Caged Heat

Photos by Curtis Buchanan and styling by Miyako Bellizzi.
Curtis Buchanan
9.15.14
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