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.
Inmates are getting older, which make us think about whether custody is the best option for this group.
A South African Olympic silver medallist achieved something remarkable, especially after testing positive for methamphetamine use in 2012. But care needs to be taken in how this narrative is framed.
When former prisoners – and audience members – come together in a play examining our justice system, the result is unruly, uncomfortable and worthwhile.
The shocking incidents at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre, revealed this week, are not in isolation.
What was shown on Four Corners was cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment – if not torture.
A post-sentence regime for convicted terrorists will only keep Australians safe if an accurate assessment of risk is possible.
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.
Three different reasons given for using chemicals on sex offenders.
People with cognitive impairments are entitled to opportunities to engage meaningfully in society, so there must be legal reform to enable this.
Data-driven algorithms drive decision-making in ways that touch our economic, social and civic lives. But they contain inherent biases and assumptions that are too often invisible to the public.
It's time to challenge the misconceptions plaguing veterans.
It has repercussions far beyond the prison gates.
How many more black people need to die at the hands of the criminal justice system?
Why reforms to treat prisoners as 'assets' rather than 'liabilities' is a step in the right direction.