The overcrowded conditions of prisons make them a high-risk environment for the spread of infectious diseases such as TB.
Alabama has paused the carrying out of death sentences after a series of cases in which the state struggled with the procedure.
There is no good legal or moral argument for denying prisoners their rights as workers. Canada must overhaul how it deals with prison labour.
Russell Marks’ Black Lives, White Law is not about solutions; it’s about identifying the problems with Australia’s criminal legal system, and the injustice it does to First Nations people.
As a young child, Amy Thunig, a Gomeroi/Gamilaroi/Kamilaroi woman, moved with her family to be near her father, who was incarcerated in Adelaide. It was a difficult time, but he has taught her much.
Australia has been accused of “a clear breach” of its obligations under the United Nations anti-torture protocol.
Sweden is considering a deal to send foreign prisoners to jails in other countries – but is this just a way of getting rid of unwanted foreign criminals?
In a new book, professors shine light on the transformative experience of teaching behind bars.
Every day, tens of thousands of American prisoners are locked up in solitary confinement. This is how that looks for those behind bars, and those guarding them.
The visit will place pressure on Australia to belatedly move ahead with its commitments under an anti-torture protocol.
A pilot project at a Pennsylvania prison is trying out lessons from Scandinavia that could offer some ideas for reforming US prisons.
‘No body, no parole’ laws may at first appear to be in the public interest. But there’s a lack of evidence they work and a risk they may disproportionately penalise the wrongfully convicted.
Prison is far from a home away from home, and offenders get very little time to put their affairs in order after sentencing. More time to adjust for life on the inside would be humane and practical.
A survey conducted in Texas state prisons finds that many lack basic resources like cold water, ice and air conditioning to help incarcerated people and staff keep cool during heat waves.
A powerful new memoir of prison life in the 1960s and 70s – uncovered while researching lesbians in Sydney – is a searing indictment of Australian society and its institutions.
People with disability in prison may need help with personal hygiene, reading, filling in forms, understanding rules, participating in criminal justice proceedings, or making complaints.
Solitary confinement is still a common feature of prisons across Canada and in its most populous province, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a practice that amounts to torture.
A cornerstone of the First Step Act, passed with bipartisan support, is the PATTERN risk-assessment tool.
Strip-searching prisoners has been found to breach human rights. Will the Victorian government implement changes to strip-searching policies in places of detention?
The power of the hunger strike lies in its utter simplicity. Anyone can choose to forego eating, even when living under extremely restricted conditions.