Criminal Justice

Videos

Red Cards
40:41

The Death of Will Smith

Red Cards unpacks the shooting of former NFL Saints player, Will Smith. The investigation takes us to New Orleans, a vibrant city with a historically controversial legal system.
VICE Specials
18:15

An Ex-Con's Journey Back to Prison: Revolving Doors

Filmmaker James Burns spent two years following Jason Bobbitt, an ex-convict and father of five who, despite attempts to retain meaningful employment, fails and returns to prison.
Red Right Hand
32:13

A Wrongful Murder Conviction and 18-Year Fight for Justice: The Fairbanks Four

VICE trekked to Alaska to tell the story of the Fairbanks Four, a group of native teens who were wrongfully convicted of murder in 1997.
VICE News Shorts
6:07

Inmates are using VR for a chance to get out of prison

VICE News visited a Colorado prison as longtime inmates used virtual reality for the first time.
ACLU and U
3:44

Criminal Justice Reform

In 2013, Jason Hernandez was the first latino American to receive clemency from President Obama along with other non-violent drug offenders in an unprecedented gesture to address injustice in the criminal justice system.
VICE News Tonight on HBO
1:24

Obama Legacy: Criminal Justice

A look at President Obama's criminal justice legacy: pardoning drug offenders but increasing deportations of illegal immigrants
Justice / Clip
10:24

Debtors' Prisons: Life Inside America’s For-Profit Justice System

We meet Thomas Barrett, a former homeless man who paid thousands in probation fees over the theft of a two-dollar can of beer.
Justice / Clip
14:53

Debtors' Prisons: Life Inside America’s For-Profit Justice System

VICE examines the ways these local governments have turned broken-windows policing into profit, and meets the people who are fighting back.
VICE News Specials
8:27

Barred from the Ballot Box: Disenfranchised in New York

VICE News spends time with a man with a felony conviction in New York who is fighting to get his voting rights back.
VICE on HBO
1:07:51

VICE Special Report: Fixing The System

In July 2015, Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. He invited VICE along to film the historic event for part of a documentary, Fixing the System, which investigated America's broken criminal justice system.