In a survey, 56% of Americans aged 14 to 24 said they knew little to nothing about the juvenile justice system.
In one year, an average 566 children between 10 and 13 were in detention. Almost 70% were Indigenous children.
Putting more people in prison is not the answer to reducing crime. New fair and bias free assessment tools may help.
There are now more legally innocent people in jail in Victoria than there were convicted prisoners in 2005.
In the project Erasing Frankenstein, students, educators and incarcerated women collaborated to created an erasure poem of Mary Shelley's classic text, and publicly showcase their work.
People in jail kill themselves at a rate 3.5 times higher than that of the general population.
The US is unique in its criminal punishment policies – as the recent sentencing of neo-Nazi James Fields Jr. demonstrates.
Children are still being held in police cells and juvenile detention for low-range offences, under alarming conditions. Here's how their mental health and future prospects suffer.
According to the General Social Survey, the percentage of men and women who identify as gay or lesbian has held firm. But the share of women who say they're bisexual has skyrocketed.
The last decade has seen a big increase in Australia's homeless and prison population. It's time for smarter intervention.
Introducing colour and light to a traditionally dark place.
The politically and emotionally charged court of public opinion is not the place to make policy changes in areas as complex as corrections.
In a Journey to Freedom, 13 artists give expression to the experience of imprisonment. In Zero, artists are seeking to escape the past.
Research reveals that the factors that put youth at risk of sexual assault while in custody are significantly different from those that put adults at risk in prison.
Hollywood pushes a fantasy version of what neuroscience can do in the courtroom. But the field does have real benefits to offer, right now: solid evidence on what would improve prisons.
A staggering 70 per cent of female inmates are back in prison within two years of their release. Basic health and dental care could help change this, according to new research.
Millions of American children are being cared for by grandparents. To honor Grandparents Day we ask: What are the social and health impacts of this often unexpected turn of events?
Cape York Partnership founder Noel Pearson told Q&A that Indigenous Australians were 'the most incarcerated people on the planet Earth'. Is that right?
The University of Michigan's Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Heather Ann Thompson explains why Americans must demand better access to the nation's prisons.
Jeff Sessions wants prosecutors to 'charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense.' That's a step back to our failed experiment in mass incarceration.