While Americans tend not to use the word “peace,” and instead opt for terms like “safety and security,” their desires and fears are not so different from what people in war-torn places express.
Inmates who are mothers tend to be accused of being bad parents.
Escapes are rare, and overshadow the security breaches going on inside prisons every day.
In six months, the state’s parliament has voted to override its own Human Rights Act, not once but twice.
Mesopotamia’s prisons were built for detaining people, not punishing them. But they shaped powerful ideas about justice and reform that aren’t so different from today’s.
Most people leaving prison face an uphill battle of service navigation that is too often deficit-focused, intentionally seeking out the failures of the individual and centred on punitive responses.
This new play by Suzie Miller, the one-time lawyer who wrote Prima Facie, ventures into dark places few want to confront.
For Mother’s Day, we look at the fastest growing prison population in Canada — racialized women, many of whom are mothers. Experts connect the trend to rising poverty and the attempts to cope with it.
Indigenous people shouldn’t have to fear police who are supposed to protect them but instead still act as judge, jury and executioner.
The artworks created by women in prison brought us greater understanding of their often complex and traumatic experiences
Can you run for president from a prison cell? One man did in the 1920 election and got almost a million votes.
With the expansion of Second Chance Pell grants, more colleges and universities will soon offer degree programs to students in prison.
Andrea Magalhaes hasn’t demanded vengeance since her son was murdered — she’s called for expanding the social safety net to address the root causes of crime. Public officials should listen to her.
Those determining bail must reflect on their own beliefs and show restraint as they determine risk to avoid relying on false racist narratives. So should those calling for bail reform.
A perp walk is often seen as a walk of shame for accused criminals. But this norm is likely to backfire in the case of Trump.
Rusesabagina’s release portrays Rwanda’s president as a pragmatist – one willing to negotiate once a security threat is neutralised.
The US has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. When it comes to violent offenders and the Black community, the system isn’t working, argue criminologists.
To protect communities, we must improve the likelihood that accused people can comply with their bail conditions by offering greater support on several fronts, from social services to law enforcement.
To resolve growing violence in schools, policy conversations about gun violence need to include community programs that dismantle systemic barriers and inequities.
Migrants and refugee claimants in immigration detention continue to face serious trauma and abuse. The federal government must take action to stop migrant detentions.