Australia female prison population has soared but many are jailed for minor offences. The UK's radical approach to women and prison, outlined in the 2007 Corston report, offers a model for Australia.
Healthy, engaged people and communities will be crucial for a prosperous future for New South Wales. Here are four areas of policy focus that will help achieve that.
Case management from nurses combined with peer coaching from ex-offenders helps recently released parolees avoid the behavior that got them locked up in the first place.
New research from Vanderbilt University looks at the effects of mass incarceration on a little studied population: formerly imprisoned African-American men.
The UK government's move to electronically track criminals on parole shows how wearable technology can become a virtual prison.
It got top billing in the Queen's speech but is anyone actually any clearer on what the government's prison reforms are?
Closing Victorian jails is an opportunity to create prisons that benefit inmates – and society.
In the 1970s, California Governor Jerry Brown helped pioneer mandatory sentencing. Now he's working to overturn the practice.
Even though mental illness is consistently associated with criminal behavior, these conditions are largely undertreated in our prison system.
If we want to see re-offending rates go down, a radical solution could be to train prisoners in how to start their own businesses.
The United States could have a more productive discussion about prison reform, if we admitted the problems with prisons also affect our poorest communities.
Prisons cost data should facilitate comparisons of relative performance, value for money and efficiency. But limitations on the quality of the data mean that, more often than not, they don’t.
The ACT's first prison opened in 2009 with lofty ideals, but rising prisoner numbers and high rates of re-imprisonment are presenting a severe test of the capital's reformist corrections agenda.