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VWN SYSTEM ERROR
11:59

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.
FAKES, FRAUDS & SCAMMERS
5:35

Stealing 7 Tons of Gold: The Gentleman Conman

“Stealing from the ultra-rich is not a sin,” says the infamous thief Vincenzo Pipino who stole gold, art and jewels worth millions and shared his profits with the poor.
The Business of Crime
6:24

How To Make Money in Prison

From drug smuggling to ramen trading, we look into the prison economy. Even behind bars, money talks. Where there’s a will, there’s generally a way.
VWN Informers
5:11

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.
VWN Informers
6:16

Escaping North Korea Twice

A North Korean refugee explains how they survived famine, torture and illness to escape their homeland twice.
FAKES, FRAUDS & SCAMMERS
5:12

How I Ended up on Interpol’s Most Wanted List

Not many thieves end up on Interpol’s most wanted list, but Mark Blaney did. He told us about his years as a jewellery thief across Europe.
FAKES, FRAUDS & SCAMMERS
4:39

I Stole $2 Million of Jewellery as a Fake Arab Prince

Saqib Mumtaz couldn’t resist one last audacious crime and it came in the form of a $2 million dollar jewellery heist whilst intimidating the Prince of Brunei.
Activist Playbook
10:55

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.
The War On Drugs
10:32

Decriminalization or Death: Portugal’s Drug Policy vs. Philippines

In 2001, Portugal decriminalized all drugs. Meanwhile, the police in the Philippines have spent the last four years shooting thousands of addicts dead in the street. Which is more effective – decriminalization or death?
VICE Specials
15:40

Dispatches From a Colombian Prison Inmate Takeover

Following a riot, inmates have taken over an overcrowded prison in Colombia. ‘Boris’ – a Colombian national who grew up in London’s Grenfell Tower – shares his story.
Prison Life
3:26

Getting Out

What does it feel like to finally leave prison? Three ex-inmates talk about readjusting to life outside.
Prison Life
2:40

Does Prison Work?

In this episode, three ex-inmates discuss whether prison helped change their lives.
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