Education for those behind bars is gaining more attention. In these four articles, scholars take an up-close look at efforts to provide – and restrict – higher education in prison.
More and more district attorney candidates are running on reversing the government's traditional approach to crime and punishment. And they’re winning.
A scholar who has taught in prison weighs in on 'College Behind Bars,' which airs Nov. 25 and 26 on PBS. The documentary prompts viewers to consider the importance of higher education in prison.
Performances of prison life are commonplace nowadays in gulag museums. Visitors can vividly imagine it all – the tears, pain and despair.
And homelessness makes reoffending more likely.
Putting more people in prison is not the answer to reducing crime. New fair and bias free assessment tools may help.
More inmates are growing old and dying in prison, and the system is not designed to cope.
Private prisons have long been a topic of controversy in the U.S. A professor of sociology explains what they are and why they matter.
In the project Erasing Frankenstein, students, educators and incarcerated women collaborated to created an erasure poem of Mary Shelley's classic text, and publicly showcase their work.
People in jail kill themselves at a rate 3.5 times higher than that of the general population.
Prisoners who took part in an eight-week yoga trial in a Canberra prison showed improvements in their levels of depression, anxiety and stress, as well as an increase in self-esteem.
Scudder's approach was grounded in trust and mutual respect. There would be no guards, no weapons, no walls and no uniforms.
Since Reconstruction, states have leased prisoners to US industries. That diminished in the 20th century, but now it's resurging, with prisoners leased to harvest food for American consumers.
Negative statistics about black students may be prevalent, but they are often out of context, misleading or just plain wrong, a professor of counseling psychology argues.
For years, the benefits of justice reinvestment programs have been championed. Now the ACT is actually investing in it, and the federal government should do the same.
Asylums were once designed to aid mental recovery – perhaps modern prisons should take note.
It's not so unusual that Democrats and Republicans converge on criminal justice, at least on the surface. Deep disagreements still remain.
If the UK is to break the cycle of reoffending, it needs to meet the basic needs of young people in prison and respect the basic human right of adequate nutrition.
Famously feminized by the Nazis – and later used in prison cells to limit aggression in inmates – the color pink toes a shaky line between social psychology and gender stereotyping.
A historian reminds us that protests in prisons are often followed by retaliation.