New research shows correctional officers are vectors of infection, driving COVID-19 rates both inside prisons and in their communities.
Life prison sentences are getting longer and longer.
A youth group gives juvenile offenders a chance to advocate for change in the justice system.
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.
A quarter of prisoners report a cognitive, intellectual or developmental disability. But the true figure could be even higher.
While the pandemic has had devastating consequences for imprisoned people, many of their experiences were already characterised by pain and deprivation
To release anyone, particularly Indigenous women, transgender and Two-Spirit individuals without a plan is irresponsible and dangerous and does not demonstrate a commitment to reconciliation.
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.
Community oversight, hard caps on days permitted in structured intervention units and penalties could save lives in Canada’s prisons.
The COVID-19 pandemic has vividly illustrated how little we know about how prisoners are treated behind bars around the world. The Prison Transparency Project aims to change that.
Everyone would benefit if people in prison were required to take part in elections rather than being banned, as is so often the case.
Reopening prison farms is a great opportunity for Correctional Service of Canada to become a leader in innovative rehabilitation and reintegration. But a goat dairy operation isn’t the way.
New Zealand scores well against other countries — especially over its handling of the pandemic — but there are still areas that need improving.
For the first time since 1994, incarcerated individuals can get federal aid to pay for college. A prison education scholar explains how higher education helps those who have run afoul of the law.
Relying on incarcerated workers in emergencies such as the wildfires ravaging parts of the US is a cheap alternative for states. But what protections are there for prisoners?
New Zealand and Australia have no prisoner transfer agreement. By negotiating one, we could deport the Christchurch terrorist and help resolve the trans-Tasman prisoner problem in the process.
Infection rates of COVID-19 have soared among prisoners in the US. An expert on penal policy considers what is ‘unjust and disproportionate’ punishment at this time.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons recently opened a unit for people suffering dementia. But is incarceration a ‘cruel and unusual’ punishment for those who don’t understand why they are behind bars?
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.
We have been writing to trans and non-binary prisoners in the UK since before the pandemic began. This is what they say about lockdown.