Turning prisons into a market opportunity could open them up to corruption.
A wealth of research suggests prisons have serious detrimental effects on prisoners and prison workers.
A historian reminds us that protests in prisons are often followed by retaliation.
Prisoners in 17 states are striking to call attention to harsh conditions and low pay for their labor, something that may run afoul of the 13th Amendment and other legal commitments.
New research shows how the charity sector has been sidelined in the Transforming Rehabilitation programme.
Without public pressure, politicians won't make improving conditions in prisons a priority.
Participants in a recent study became calmer, more able to express their point of view without aggression and developed more open minds.
Experiencing homelessness increases the risk of criminal justice system involvement, and experiencing imprisonment increases the likelihood of homelessness.
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.
Almost total journalistic shutdown is worsening the UK prison crisis.
A new programme in Kenya's largest maximum prison is teaching inmates how to become mindful leaders by harnessing their thoughts and emotions, and living in the power of now.
Cape York Partnership founder Noel Pearson told Q&A that Indigenous Australians were 'the most incarcerated people on the planet Earth'. Is that right?
Australia needs to think about who gets the flu vaccine first before the next pandemic strikes and supplies run low.
The majority of women in prison have committed minor, non-violent crimes. But a large number have committed violent offences such as assault, homicide and robbery.
The European Court of Human Rights will consider whether Breivik's human rights have been violated by his solitary detention.
Spending time in prison for one's political beliefs can be incredibly challenging. Those convictions can help you to survive those times.
New psychoactive substances, same problematic users.
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.
But is the data misleading?
What was shown on Four Corners was cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment – if not torture.