Two very different books explore the lives of those living with complex trauma, arguing for a nuanced understanding.
What does ‘justice reinvestment’ mean in practice? Who makes funding decisions? To find out more, we consulted Aboriginal communities in Bourke, Moree and Mount Druitt.
The artworks created by women in prison brought us greater understanding of their often complex and traumatic experiences
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.
An equality impact assessment stated that decisions around moving transgender prisoners into female prisons would not affect women.
Prisons and jails have a long history, but they weren’t always used for the same kinds of punishment.
South Carolina has had trouble securing enough lethal injection drugs for executions. So it has turned to an old form of killing: the firing squad, last used in the Civil War.
January 20 is the deadline for Australia to have implemented a monitoring body in places like prisons and detention centres. The current monitoring bodies in place need more power and more funding.
The overcrowded conditions of prisons make them a high-risk environment for the spread of infectious diseases such as TB.
Alabama has paused the carrying out of death sentences after a series of cases in which the state struggled with the procedure.
There is no good legal or moral argument for denying prisoners their rights as workers. Canada must overhaul how it deals with prison labour.
Russell Marks’ Black Lives, White Law is not about solutions; it’s about identifying the problems with Australia’s criminal legal system, and the injustice it does to First Nations people.
As a young child, Amy Thunig, a Gomeroi/Gamilaroi/Kamilaroi woman, moved with her family to be near her father, who was incarcerated in Adelaide. It was a difficult time, but he has taught her much.
Australia has been accused of “a clear breach” of its obligations under the United Nations anti-torture protocol.
Sweden is considering a deal to send foreign prisoners to jails in other countries – but is this just a way of getting rid of unwanted foreign criminals?
The author of a book collecting the experiences of college professors who teach in prisons explains how they are changed by the experience.
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.
The visit will place pressure on Australia to belatedly move ahead with its commitments under an anti-torture protocol.
A pilot project at a Pennsylvania prison is trying out lessons from Scandinavia that could offer some ideas for reforming US prisons.
‘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.