Several U.S. states are eliminating criminal fines and fees for people who can’t afford them.
The imposition of fines and fees on people unable to pay has had a disproportionate impact on Black and Latino communities.
Education increases the yearly wages of employed ex-offenders by $564.
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People who get an education while serving time are less likely to return to prison and more likely to enter the job market, an analysis finds.
Patriarchal norms influence the design of rehabilitation programmes for women in jail.
Inmates who are mothers tend to be accused of being bad parents.
Our research finds at-risk youth in north Queensland wanted to feel safe and included in the community, but often felt the opposite.
In the U.S., almost 2 million people are in prison.
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Only 218 programs offer credit-bearing college programs in prison. That’s about to change.
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Most people leaving prison face an uphill battle of service navigation that is too often deficit-focused, intentionally seeking out the failures of the individual and centred on punitive responses.
Family of the victims of a series of stabbings on the James Smith Cree Nation reserve in Saskatchewan hug following a news conference in Saskatoon on Sept. 7.
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Myles Sanderson was given statutory release from prison prior to a stabbing rampage that left 10 people dead. But a legal expert says his case is unrepresentative of how people behave on this form of release.
Finding stable housing is one of the biggest challenges facing prison leavers. Access to public housing has been found to flatten the curve on rates of recidivism.
There is plenty we still don’t understand about how anger influences behaviour.
Violent crime causes untold harm and anger is known to fuel violence. But recent research suggests that the way anger and crime tie together in youth is a bit more complicated than expected.
Is all forgiven after someone has served their time behind bars?
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People who have had interactions with the criminal justice system as defendants continue to face barriers, even after paying their debt to society.
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China has been very successful at crime control while South Africa has neglected rehabilitation and failed dismally at resettling ex-offenders.
Prisons seem an unlikely source of outstanding university students, but it is. What’s more, those who have done such study are much less likely to reoffend when they get out.
University study programs in prisons can increase inmates’ chances of success after release.
Christopher Havens is a prison inmate serving time for murder. He’s also a mathematics whiz who’s advocating for more math in prison as a way to improve the chances of prisoners after release.
The cover of a new report about goat dairy operations planned for eastern Ontario prisons.
Reopening prison farms is a great opportunity for Correctional Service of Canada to become a leader in innovative rehabilitation and reintegration. But a goat dairy operation isn’t the way.
Training restaurants housed inside prison walls and staffed by inmates are reducing recidivism rates and winning praise from diners overseas. Should we try them in New Zealand?
A first-of-its-kind study in Australia is looking at ways to support sex offenders to restart their lives after prison. Research shows this can reduce recidivism by 88%.
The effective response to crime has always been a matter of debate. But evidence is mounting in favour of treatment and support, rather than punishment.
Residents and small business in a poor community in Cape Town.
Research shows that abuse, violence and poor relationships in families may have dire consequences for society, and specifically children.
Prison education programs have been shown to lead to better employment rates for those who have served time.
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.
Former Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy speaks with inmates.
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In a pilot program, older prisoners sentenced to life mentor younger prisoners who have a chance to lead productive, lawful lives when they get out. The focus is on healing trauma.