Why isn’t there more public pressure to improve the state of British prisons?
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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.
Having a safe and stable place to live is key to breaking entrenched cycles of poverty and criminal justice system involvement.
Experiencing homelessness increases the risk of criminal justice system involvement, and experiencing imprisonment increases the likelihood of homelessness.
Neuroscience can help incarcerated brains.
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.
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Almost total journalistic shutdown is worsening the UK prison crisis.
Inmates at a Kenyan prison wearing bracelets symbolising their new mindful leader identities.
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, speaking on Q&A.
Cape York Partnership founder Noel Pearson told Q&A that Indigenous Australians were 'the most incarcerated people on the planet Earth'. Is that right?
When resources are scarce, deciding who should be front of the queue for the flu vaccine is an ethical minefield.
Australia needs to think about who gets the flu vaccine first before the next pandemic strikes and supplies run low.
A large proportion of incarcerated women are there for violent offences.
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 Norwegian government wants the right to keep Anders Behring Breivik i solitary confinement.
The European Court of Human Rights will consider whether Breivik's human rights have been violated by his solitary detention.
A young Raymond Suttner with his bird, Jailbird (JB).
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.
Research shows a link between violence against children and their subsequent criminality.
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?
The images broadcast on Four Corners of a hooded figure sitting strapped to a chair are difficult to erase.
What was shown on Four Corners was cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment – if not torture.
Why reforms to treat prisoners as 'assets' rather than 'liabilities' is a step in the right direction.
Keeping people safe inside.
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In 2015, a person took their life in prison every four days.
Is there a better way to predict whether someone once released will return behind bars?
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Two-thirds of released prisoners in the US are arrested again within three years. Here's how we could change that.
When men and women go to college in prison, they often do not return to the world of crime.
President Obama wants to reopen access to Pell grants to prisoners. Studies show when men and women enroll in college programs, they are less likely to return to prison.
The reimagining of previous Prisoner characters brings depth and empathy to a world of female criminals.
There’s no escaping it. Wentworth, FremantleMedia’s reimagining of the Reg Grundy cult classic TV series Prisoner, is packing a punch far above its weight – and probably all industry expectations. A project…