Women's prisons have become stopgaps, a place to simply put people society does not know what else to do with.
The last decade has seen a big increase in Australia's homeless and prison population. It's time for smarter intervention.
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.
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.
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.
Simulating real-life disaster situations helps students develop physical and emotional resilience and leadership skills.
Asylums were once designed to aid mental recovery – perhaps modern prisons should take note.
In September 1917, 22 German World War I prisoners held at a camp just outside Nottingham, managed to escape.
Turning prisons into a market opportunity could open them up to corruption.
A wealth of research suggests prisons have serious detrimental effects on prisoners and prison workers.
A historian reminds us that protests in prisons are often followed by retaliation.
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.
New research shows how the charity sector has been sidelined in the Transforming Rehabilitation programme.
Without public pressure, politicians won't make improving conditions in prisons a priority.
Participants in a recent study became calmer, more able to express their point of view without aggression and developed more open minds.
Experiencing homelessness increases the risk of criminal justice system involvement, and experiencing imprisonment increases the likelihood of homelessness.
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.
Almost total journalistic shutdown is worsening the UK prison crisis.
A new programme in Kenya's largest maximum prison is teaching inmates how to become mindful leaders by harnessing their thoughts and emotions, and living in the power of now.
Cape York Partnership founder Noel Pearson told Q&A that Indigenous Australians were 'the most incarcerated people on the planet Earth'. Is that right?