A wealth of research suggests prisons have serious detrimental effects on prisoners and prison workers.
A historian reminds us that protests in prisons are often followed by retaliation.
From solitary confinement, Moliere Dimanche started drawing on anything he could find. The result was a series of fantastical, allegorical images that depict abuse, racism and profound isolation.
Hollywood pushes a fantasy version of what neuroscience can do in the courtroom. But the field does have real benefits to offer, right now: solid evidence on what would improve prisons.