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.
Governments must think very carefully before sacrificing the very human rights that give the state its identity and democracy.
I know first-hand the need for a rehabilitative rather than punitive system.
A portrait of Cefn Coed Hospital, which operated in Wales between 1932-2018, provides unique insight into life at a mental hospital.
Most Kenyan women were introduced into drug use by male sexual partners in their teenage years.
Residential drug rehab programs usually last for around eight weeks and include everything from counselling sessions to household chores, which help build connections and support between residents.
The absence of Indigenous Australians in rehabilitation services has created the belief they don't want therapy. The reality is they want services which better meet their cultural needs.
A recent damning report on probation shows the need to reassess outsourcing by the public sector.
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.
With more cases of women such as Shamima Begum expected, the UK is under legal obligations to protect the rights of any children involved.
Multidisciplinary rehabilitation teams could help cancer survivors to recover from the toxic side-effects of their treatments and return to their lives.
The British justice secretary's proposal to make short prison sentences a last resort is the right idea at the worst possible time.
Introducing colour and light to a traditionally dark place.
Bears in Asia are trapped in bile farms, where they are kept in small cages for decades.
Politicians' knee jerk dismissal of an idea that could help rehabilitate ex-offenders is
Well trained and experienced staff are a crucial part of improvements.
Breaking a bone is never a good thing, but breaking a hip is particularly bad. One in three older adults who break a hip will die within 12 months of the injury.
There are many good private alcohol and drug treatment providers, but lack of regulation means some unethical practices are being uncovered. Here's what you should know about treatment.
Without public pressure, politicians won't make improving conditions in prisons a priority.
Smartphones are new tools for body rehabilitation, sports training and motor development.