The largest increases in Australia's prison numbers have been in remand, Indigenous and women prisoners.
What would you prefer: spleen diet, fish custard, or a modern prison meal?
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.
A new book describes what it's like to be a transgender woman in a men's prison.
Knowing why people with troubled childhoods may be more likely to engage in criminal activity is necessary to inform the development of effective prevention and early intervention initiatives.
Reforming France's intelligence and policing practices will be a big political battle.
Rights and living conditions vary depending where immigrants are detained.
Australian jurisdictions should enact permanent solutions to juvenile justice crises that replace large and ineffective youth prisons with a safer, more decent alternative.
The number of prisons in the US swelled between 1970 and 2000, from 511 to nearly 1,663. Here's the story of why one town in Arkansas welcomed a correction facility.
As prison populations rise this hidden issue is only making things worse.
A scholar considers the limits of 'running government like a business.'
A new reform bill will not fix the prison problem: too many people are being incarcerated.
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.
In the 12 years following the abolition of slavery, former slaves made meaningful political, social and economic gains. This moment was short-lived.
Violent massacres at prisons in the country's north, have disrupted a delicate balance of governance.
Australia needs to be very careful not to allow the bail system to become a political scapegoat at the hands of commentators exercising 20/20 hindsight.
Legislation designed to bring large business to book should be deployed to bring accountability to the cell block.
A new policy announced by the Ministry of Justice will help transgender prisoners to be treated with respect.
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.