Suggesting jail or prison is appealing because it is tangible and the process is familiar, but we must ask what is a better, effective and safe way to de-escalate potentially violent situations.
The Productivity Commission is examining Australia’s incarceration rates, arguing our jails are not providing value for money.
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.
Coronavirus infections in prisons are a public health problem for everyone, not just prisoners and sfaff.
About half of incarcerated women in the United States are mothers to children under age 18. Natural spaces within a prison can help maintain their mother-child bonds.
Iran and Turkey have released large numbers of prisoners. Should other countries follow suit?
Between 1983 and 2013, the number of immigrants detained in rural county jails has increased.
As of Dec. 1, inmates in Canada’s federal prisons can no longer be legally held in solitary confinement. But is it truly just an exercise in rebranding?
Putting more people in prison is not the answer to reducing crime. New fair and bias free assessment tools may help.
There are now more legally innocent people in jail in Victoria than there were convicted prisoners in 2005.
State governments are leading the charge against opioid makers over their role in the epidemic. A team of researchers at Penn State examined just how much the crisis has cost them.
In several Australian prisons, babies and toddlers live with their mothers who are serving time. Keeping young children with their mums is a good thing, but they need to be better supported.
Evidence from Scotland reveals the presumption against shorter sentences has shown little reduction in prison numbers.
Probation services in the UK are straining under a system that prioritises profit above rehabilitation.
Jeff Sessions wants prosecutors to ‘charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense.’ That’s a step back to our failed experiment in mass incarceration.
University students are learning with prisoners about crime and punishment.
Spending time in prison for one’s political beliefs can be incredibly challenging. Those convictions can help you to survive those times.
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.
A South African Olympic silver medallist achieved something remarkable, especially after testing positive for methamphetamine use in 2012. But care needs to be taken in how this narrative is framed.