Current HIV criminal laws increase HIV stigma and discrimination against marginalized people – and negatively affect public health.
The Attica uprising marked a milestone in the prisoners’ rights movement. Many of the grievances aired in 1971 are still relevant to today’s incarcerated population.
New research shows correctional officers are vectors of infection, driving COVID-19 rates both inside prisons and in their communities.
A youth group gives juvenile offenders a chance to advocate for change in the justice system.
An experimental program to provide a college education in prison is about to increase its reach. Is there evidence that it will pay off?
Formerly incarcerated Americans face food insecurity rates double that of the general population. A 1996 law that prohibits drug felons from getting crucial benefits may be partially to blame.
For the 6.5 million Americans who have an incarcerated family member, COVID-19 has made an already stressful situation much worse by drastically limiting communication and raising fears of death.
Can college professors rap their way into academic publishing? One professor makes an album to prove they can.
Christopher Havens is a prison inmate serving time for murder. He’s also a mathematics whiz who’s advocating for more math in prison as a way to improve the chances of prisoners after release.
Everyone would benefit if people in prison were required to take part in elections rather than being banned, as is so often the case.
Even though a House majority voted to impeach, President Trump, the process will likely not be finished before he’s left office. A philosopher argues why the impeachment is an important moral action.
The case of an African-American sailor who arrived in Melbourne in 1887 illustrates the long history of excessive punishment of Black bodies.
Research shows supporting newly released prisoners to move to a new area can slash reincarceration rates.
Violence in the criminal-justice system isn’t limited to police. It’s time to pay more attention to violent deaths within state prisons.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity to think critically about the place of prisons in society and how and why prisoners have been released in the past. COVID-19 could spark systemic change.
More than 40,000 restrictions, most imposed by states, leave rights, benefits and opportunities out of reach for Americans with past convictions.
In a system that treats people as objects to be counted, chained, searched and assigned a number, art is a way for prisoners to reassert their agency – and reclaim their lives.
Experts recommend adopted children be told about their origins, no matter how difficult the circumstances, but doing so is tricky for adoptive parents.
Humane measures must be taken to reduce the risks of COVID-19 to incarcerated people. But there are serious barriers to safe community reentry.
Incarcerated Americans have been tasked with washing hospital laundry, manufacturing protective equipment, disinfecting cleaning supplies and digging mass graves.