The 2020 census will now count some groups differently than it has in the past. That could make a difference in the final count – affecting which states receive funding and congressional seats.
Prisons are already a hotbed of disease, and without action COVID-19 could have catastrophic consequences behind bars.
Rapidly decreasing the prison population by letting people out is a public health imperative as governments for solutions to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Experiences overseas show that releasing prisoners held on less serious offences early in the pandemic is essential to protect those inside the jail and the wider community.
Urgently needed treatment for opioid use disorder is often denied to incarcerated people, feeding the crisis in prisons and jails.
This year's oversight report into the penitentiary system shows that long-standing problems have become entrenched in Canada's federal prisons.
Education for those behind bars is gaining more attention. In these four articles, scholars take an up-close look at efforts to provide – and restrict – higher education in prison.
More and more district attorney candidates are running on reversing the government's traditional approach to crime and punishment. And they’re winning.
A scholar who has taught in prison weighs in on 'College Behind Bars,' which airs Nov. 25 and 26 on PBS. The documentary prompts viewers to consider the importance of higher education in prison.
Performances of prison life are commonplace nowadays in gulag museums. Visitors can vividly imagine it all – the tears, pain and despair.
And homelessness makes reoffending more likely.
Putting more people in prison is not the answer to reducing crime. New fair and bias free assessment tools may help.
More inmates are growing old and dying in prison, and the system is not designed to cope.
Private prisons have long been a topic of controversy in the U.S. A professor of sociology explains what they are and why they matter.
In the project Erasing Frankenstein, students, educators and incarcerated women collaborated to created an erasure poem of Mary Shelley's classic text, and publicly showcase their work.
People in jail kill themselves at a rate 3.5 times higher than that of the general population.
Prisoners who took part in an eight-week yoga trial in a Canberra prison showed improvements in their levels of depression, anxiety and stress, as well as an increase in self-esteem.
Scudder's approach was grounded in trust and mutual respect. There would be no guards, no weapons, no walls and no uniforms.
Since Reconstruction, states have leased prisoners to US industries. That diminished in the 20th century, but now it's resurging, with prisoners leased to harvest food for American consumers.
Negative statistics about black students may be prevalent, but they are often out of context, misleading or just plain wrong, a professor of counseling psychology argues.