Scudder's approach was grounded in trust and mutual respect. There would be no guards, no weapons, no walls and no uniforms.
Since Reconstruction, states have leased prisoners to US industries. That diminished in the 20th century, but now it's resurging, with prisoners leased to harvest food for American consumers.
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.
For years, the benefits of justice reinvestment programs have been championed. Now the ACT is actually investing in it, and the federal government should do the same.
Asylums were once designed to aid mental recovery – perhaps modern prisons should take note.
It's not so unusual that Democrats and Republicans converge on criminal justice, at least on the surface. Deep disagreements still remain.
If the UK is to break the cycle of reoffending, it needs to meet the basic needs of young people in prison and respect the basic human right of adequate nutrition.
Famously feminized by the Nazis – and later used in prison cells to limit aggression in inmates – the color pink toes a shaky line between social psychology and gender stereotyping.
A historian reminds us that protests in prisons are often followed by retaliation.
A podcast all about nothing. From the importance of doing nothing to the ill-effects of time spent in solitary confinement and what nothing means in space.
Mental health courts work to reduce reoffending, enhance public safety and improve the well-being of individuals with mental illness.
Research reveals that the factors that put youth at risk of sexual assault while in custody are significantly different from those that put adults at risk in prison.
After a fire killed 66 inmates at a Venezuelan jail in March, news stories portrayed the country's prisons as lawless. The real backstory of this deadly riot is more complex — and maybe a bit scarier.
Victoria should implement a new report's recommendation to allow peers to distribute clean injecting equipment, but it needs to go further to ensure safe drug use in prison.
Without public pressure, politicians won't make improving conditions in prisons a priority.
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 former prison, Spike Island, is now one of the world's top 'dark tourism' destinations.
A few of the ways violence may create even more violence.
An overhaul of the probation system has left the justice system foundering.
Cigarettes are part of the social and economic fabric of prisons.