Iran and Turkey have released large numbers of prisoners. Should other countries follow suit?
Prisons are already a hotbed of disease, and without action COVID-19 could have catastrophic consequences behind bars.
More inmates are growing old and dying in prison, and the system is not designed to cope.
Women's prisons have become stopgaps, a place to simply put people society does not know what else to do with.
Covering subjects from black holes to sleep science, a geophysicist explains his new course.
Asylums were once designed to aid mental recovery – perhaps modern prisons should take note.
The ‘Monster of Worcester’ would have been released 24 years ago in Norway - would that have been better for everyone?
Well trained and experienced staff are a crucial part of improvements.
Games such as chess should be a welcome addition to the activities available for prisoners.
Mental health courts work to reduce reoffending, enhance public safety and improve the well-being of individuals with mental illness.
Just as with so many other criminal justice policies, pretrial detention disproportionately affects African-American men and women, destabilizing black families in the process.
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.
Some inventive prison inmates have a surprisingly varied and satisfying diet.
Probation services in the UK are straining under a system that prioritises profit above rehabilitation.
New research has analysed the effectiveness of ten Drug Recovery Wings piloted in British prisons.
Cigarettes are part of the social and economic fabric of prisons.
Almost total journalistic shutdown is worsening the UK prison crisis.
As prison populations rise this hidden issue is only making things worse.
A new reform bill will not fix the prison problem: too many people are being incarcerated.