Training restaurants housed inside prison walls and staffed by inmates are reducing recidivism rates and winning praise from diners overseas. Should we try them in New Zealand?
A first-of-its-kind study in Australia is looking at ways to support sex offenders to restart their lives after prison. Research shows this can reduce recidivism by 88%.
The effective response to crime has always been a matter of debate. But evidence is mounting in favour of treatment and support, rather than punishment.
Research shows that abuse, violence and poor relationships in families may have dire consequences for society, and specifically children.
Through stories of redemption, a professor who oversees a Maryland prison education program says the time has come to restore federal financial aid for America's incarcerated.
In a pilot program, older prisoners sentenced to life mentor younger prisoners who have a chance to lead productive, lawful lives when they get out. The focus is on healing trauma.
The volatile conditions in the Central African Republic make the administration of justice difficult.
Introducing companion animals to South African prisoners and encouraging them to write could aid their rehabilitation.
New research shows that when ex-offenders are told they're able to vote, their attitudes about democracy and justice improve. A November ballot measure in Florida hangs in the balance.
Politicians' knee jerk dismissal of an idea that could help rehabilitate ex-offenders is
Prisons are big business in Australia. Companies not only run entire prisons but provide many of the services. But what does the research say about the impact?
The Supreme Court may soon hear a case on data-driven criminal sentencing. Research suggests that algorithms are not as good as we think they are at making these decisions.
Repealing a legal provision that excludes people in prison or jail from Medicaid could improve access to treatment, save state and local governments money and reduce recidivism.
To reduce female recidivism rates, we need to address inmates' histories of trauma and abuse.
Reducing stubbornly high levels of violence can be achieved if there is a focus on ensuring that children are not exposed to violence or toxic stress at home.
Case management from nurses combined with peer coaching from ex-offenders helps recently released parolees avoid the behavior that got them locked up in the first place.
Data-driven algorithms drive decision-making in ways that touch our economic, social and civic lives. But they contain inherent biases and assumptions that are too often invisible to the public.
Closing Victorian jails is an opportunity to create prisons that benefit inmates – and society.
Even though mental illness is consistently associated with criminal behavior, these conditions are largely undertreated in our prison system.
Two-thirds of released prisoners in the US are arrested again within three years. Here's how we could change that.