Experts still disagree about why the US prison population has grown so much over the last few decades. But crime is only one part of the problem.
A scholar who has studied imprisonment explains why the promise of sentence reductions in return for organ donation raises ethical issues about whether inmates can ever consent freely.
Research finds that the threat of being sentenced to death has no bearing on how people contemplate violent crime.
Some vulnerable populations may have fallen through the cracks despite efforts to improve access to HIV services during the pandemic in Nigeria.
There is no good legal or moral argument for denying prisoners their rights as workers. Canada must overhaul how it deals with prison labour.
Every day, tens of thousands of American prisoners are locked up in solitary confinement. This is how that looks for those behind bars, and those guarding them.
‘No body, no parole’ laws may at first appear to be in the public interest. But there’s a lack of evidence they work and a risk they may disproportionately penalise the wrongfully convicted.
Jailbreaks in Nigeria point to the need to reform the justice system.
The prosecution and death sentences handed out to two British and one Moroccan national fighting alongside Ukrainian troops contravenes the Geneva Conventions.
We developed a prototype messenger chatbot that helps women in South Australia through the steps involved in acquiring ID after exiting prison.
During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world released many prisoners, but this has now slowed or stopped. Here’s why those releases should continue.
The Attica uprising marked a milestone in the prisoners’ rights movement. Many of the grievances aired in 1971 are still relevant to today’s incarcerated population.
New research shows correctional officers are vectors of infection, driving COVID-19 rates both inside prisons and in their communities.
With 350 artworks created by 320 Indigenous artists who are in or recently released from prison, The Torch is making a difference to how people are seen and how they see themselves.
While the pandemic has had devastating consequences for imprisoned people, many of their experiences were already characterised by pain and deprivation
Hiring ex-offenders is good for business, and good for society.
The Justice Department has approved alternatives to lethal injections for federal executions. But no method of capital punishment has been without gruesome stories of what went wrong.
Relying on incarcerated workers in emergencies such as the wildfires ravaging parts of the US is a cheap alternative for states. But what protections are there for prisoners?
The proportion of prisoners awaiting trial in Nigeria is disturbing, and prolonged imprisonment can have a damaging effect on their mental functioning .
Research shows supporting newly released prisoners to move to a new area can slash reincarceration rates.