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.
Criminal justice experts suggest one way to change the system to eliminate racial bias.
Prisoners become more dangerous when grouped together.
One solution: free those remaining people imprisoned for their own protection.
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.
What’s shocking about the treatment of detainees in youth detention is not so much the treatment of those vulnerable people, but that it is happening in a wealthy country like Australia.
Recent developments in the US suggest it might be time for Australia to rethink its reliance on private prisons.
The Islamist ideologue will be closely monitored, but is unlikely to cooperate with prison de-radicalisation initiatives.