A pilot project at a Pennsylvania prison is trying out lessons from Scandinavia that could offer some ideas for reforming US prisons.
In the wake of four Aboriginal deaths in custody in three weeks, the government needs to reassess the police and corrections systems in Australia.
Nearly half of formerly incarcerated Americans remain jobless for at least a year. But there are some creative solutions to this problem.
This year’s oversight report into the penitentiary system shows that long-standing problems have become entrenched in Canada’s federal prisons.
Some prisoners love and care for each other, but others physically, verbally and emotionally abuse each other. These offences can threaten safety and the good order of the prison.
Introducing companion animals to South African prisoners and encouraging them to write could aid their rehabilitation.
Open gates, good food and communal living make for a very different approach to incarceration.
From solitary confinement, Moliere Dimanche started drawing on anything he could find. The result was a series of fantastical, allegorical images that depict abuse, racism and profound isolation.
The only quitting tool most Australian prisoners have access to is nicotine lozenges. These are being mixed with tea leaves to create a smokable product known as “teabacco”.
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.
Cape York Partnership founder Noel Pearson told Q&A that Indigenous Australians were ‘the most incarcerated people on the planet Earth’. Is that right?
Innovative design could be key to improving prisoners’ chances of rehabilitation and reducing their likelihood of re-offending.
The Don Dale scandal is an opportunity to ask whether incarceration achieves the aims it sets out to achieve, or just further hardens criminals.
The royal commission’s terms of reference hold some promise, but more needs to be done about juvenile justice and child protection systems across Australia.
New research from Vanderbilt University looks at the effects of mass incarceration on a little studied population: formerly imprisoned African-American men.