Prisoners in 17 states are striking to call attention to harsh conditions and low pay for their labor, something that may run afoul of the 13th Amendment and other legal commitments.
Containing wealthy corruptors in underfunded, understaffed prisons is like putting a grizzly bear in a wobbly bamboo cage designed to hold goats guarded by unskilled shepherds.
A new female offender strategy in England and Wales plans to put fewer women in prisons. Here's why that's so important.
In Alberta, an alternative initiative sees youth who commit non-violent crimes sentenced to 25 hours of chess instruction with a University of Lethbridge professor.
Digitized state records help to tell the stories of African-American prisoners in the 19th and 20th century.
A visiting scheme envisaged to deter police misconduct in custody is not fit for purpose.
Without public pressure, politicians won't make improving conditions in prisons a priority.
Experiencing homelessness increases the risk of criminal justice system involvement, and experiencing imprisonment increases the likelihood of homelessness.
Digital and communication poverty is unhelpful – depriving prisoners is short-sighted.
The Don Dale royal commission's capacity to make lasting change lies with the government implementing its recommendations.
Hollywood pushes a fantasy version of what neuroscience can do in the courtroom. But the field does have real benefits to offer, right now: solid evidence on what would improve prisons.
A staggering 70 per cent of female inmates are back in prison within two years of their release. Basic health and dental care could help change this, according to new research.
New research has analysed the effectiveness of ten Drug Recovery Wings piloted in British prisons.
Architecture can affect behaviour and the choices we make. The brief is out for a centre to replace the Don Dale facility, but word is, it's 'a disgrace'. We can do much better.
The largest increases in Australia's prison numbers have been in remand, Indigenous and women prisoners.
In the new introduction to his prison memoir South African anti-apartheid stalwart Raymond Suttner uses the word 'betrayal' to explain his break from the ANC.
Access to loved ones helps reduce reoffending.
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.
A new book describes what it's like to be a transgender woman in a men's prison.
The serial killer Ian Brady has died at the age of 79.