The White House is pushing for more private prisons. But do the industry's promised benefits hold up to scrutiny?
We need to redirect government spending on crime prevention to programs and policies that the research tells us are most effective.
Prison food budgets are as low as £1.87 per person per day. This may not be enough to provide adequate nutrition for a pregnant woman and her baby.
A Norwegian appeal court has ruled that the mass murderer's human rights are not being violated by the conditions of his imprisonment.
Repealing a legal provision that excludes people in prison or jail from Medicaid could improve access to treatment, save state and local governments money and reduce recidivism.
The European Court of Human Rights will consider whether Breivik's human rights have been violated by his solitary detention.
Homeless children charged in NSW with a criminal offence who are unable to meet bail conditions are being kept in custody. It's due, in part, to a well-meant but flawed section of the Bail Act.
New research suggests 400 people have died from suspected suicide within 48 hours of leaving police detention in the last seven years.
Little thought is given to the well-being of those in custody.
If we are serious about rehabilitating prisoners and reducing reoffending, then education and integration back into the community are vital. Today, internet access is essential to achieve that.
To reduce female recidivism rates, we need to address inmates' histories of trauma and abuse.
Two teenagers have been sentenced to life for a double murder. But their crime is extremely rare.
An important indication of a humane society is how we treat our vulnerable. It is hard to think of anyone more vulnerable than an aged person in jail.
Spending time in prison for one's political beliefs can be incredibly challenging. Those convictions can help you to survive those times.
In Brazilian prisons, overcrowding, corruption and gang infiltration are a combustive combination. But it all started with bad drug policies.
Criminal justice experts suggest one way to change the system to eliminate racial bias.
Prisoners become more dangerous when grouped together.
Scotland is about to greatly expand its use of tags to have more prisoners serve sentences in their homes and communities.
There is strong evidence that cannabis is useful for treating a range of conditions. Legalising small-scale cultivation is a start to helping those in need.
Reducing stubbornly high levels of violence can be achieved if there is a focus on ensuring that children are not exposed to violence or toxic stress at home.