Research reveals that the factors that put youth at risk of sexual assault while in custody are significantly different from those that put adults at risk in prison.
After a fire killed 66 inmates at a Venezuelan jail in March, news stories portrayed the country's prisons as lawless. The real backstory of this deadly riot is more complex — and maybe a bit scarier.
Victoria should implement a new report's recommendation to allow peers to distribute clean injecting equipment, but it needs to go further to ensure safe drug use in prison.
Without public pressure, politicians won't make improving conditions in prisons a priority.
Prisons are big business in Australia. Companies not only run entire prisons but provide many of the services. But what does the research say about the impact?
The former prison, Spike Island, is now one of the world's top 'dark tourism' destinations.
A few of the ways violence may create even more violence.
An overhaul of the probation system has left the justice system foundering.
Cigarettes are part of the social and economic fabric of prisons.
Almost total journalistic shutdown is worsening the UK prison crisis.
Racial barriers that existed in the free world were toppled as black and white convicts competed for the Top Hand Prize.
Architecture can affect behaviour and the choices we make. The brief is out for a centre to replace the Don Dale facility, but word is, it's 'a disgrace'. We can do much better.
Scientists have uncovered a hidden tunnel left in remarkable condition at a now derelict prison in Bridgend, South Wales.
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.
The largest increases in Australia's prison numbers have been in remand, Indigenous and women prisoners.
What would you prefer: spleen diet, fish custard, or a modern prison meal?
Cape York Partnership founder Noel Pearson told Q&A that Indigenous Australians were 'the most incarcerated people on the planet Earth'. Is that right?
The University of Michigan's Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Heather Ann Thompson explains why Americans must demand better access to the nation's prisons.
A new book describes what it's like to be a transgender woman in a men's prison.
Knowing why people with troubled childhoods may be more likely to engage in criminal activity is necessary to inform the development of effective prevention and early intervention initiatives.