ISIS Fighters Are Escaping Prison

Earlier this year, as the world turned its attention to Putin, scores of suspected ISIS militants escaped a prison in Syria during a sophisticated breakout.

Ex-Con Explains the Corruption of Prison Guards

Corruption, institutional racism and ‘slave labour’ is a problem in many prisons around the world. An ex-convict in the UK tells us about his experiences.

Escaping North Korea Twice

A North Korean refugee explains how they survived famine, torture and illness to escape their homeland twice.
Activist Playbook

Released from Rikers During a Pandemic

VICE looks at how NYC applied the housing first model and created a temporary re-entry program for inmates released from Rikers Island.

A Day in South America’s “Most Humane” Prison

VICE en Español spent the day at Punta de Rieles, talking to inmates and learning about Uruguay's progressive "open" prison.
Red Cards

Basketball to Drug Trafficking: The Story of Pee Wee Kirkland

VICE meets Harlem legend Pee Wee Kirkland. Tracing Pee Wee's life story, we learn of his life as a drug kingpin, an NBA recruit, and a mentor to at-risk youth.
Innocence Ignored

Faulty Forensics Put Me on Death Row

Most people are introduced to forensic science through TV and film, and because of this we have come to see forensic techniques as foolproof methods for solving crimes. But many forensic science techniques were not developed by scientists.
Innocence Ignored

Decades in Prison, Not a Cent from the States That Put Them There

Compensation for the wrongfully convicted differs vastly by state. We meet two recent exonerees from Kansas and Indiana who face two very different outcomes -- purely because of where they live.
Innocence Ignored

DNA Cleared Me. I Still Took a Plea after 29 Years in Prison.

In the first episode of 'Innocence Ignored,' VICE meets Leroy Harris, a man who took an Alford plea after serving 29 years for a crime he has always maintained he didn't commit.
Innocence Ignored / Clip

Innocence Ignored: Stories of the Wrongfully Convicted (Trailer)

More than 2,000 wrongfully convicted people have been exonerated in the United States since 1989 according to the National Registry of Exonerations.
VICE Specials

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.
VICE News Shorts

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.