Escapes are rare, and overshadow the security breaches going on inside prisons every day.
Germany has refused to extradite a man to the UK due to the state of its prisons.
Integrated offender management is a better way of dealing with shoplifters than prison.
The artworks created by women in prison brought us greater understanding of their often complex and traumatic experiences
Increasing the prison population will put England and Wales out of step with their neighbours.
The details of Ms A’s case reinforce what campaigners and midwives have been saying for years.
While the pandemic has had devastating consequences for imprisoned people, many of their experiences were already characterised by pain and deprivation
We have been writing to trans and non-binary prisoners in the UK since before the pandemic began. This is what they say about lockdown.
Iran and Turkey have released large numbers of prisoners. Should other countries follow suit?
Prisons are already a hotbed of disease, and without action COVID-19 could have catastrophic consequences behind bars.
More inmates are growing old and dying in prison, and the system is not designed to cope.
Women’s prisons have become stopgaps, a place to simply put people society does not know what else to do with.
Covering subjects from black holes to sleep science, a geophysicist explains his new course.
Asylums were once designed to aid mental recovery – perhaps modern prisons should take note.
The ‘Monster of Worcester’ would have been released 24 years ago in Norway - would that have been better for everyone?
Well trained and experienced staff are a crucial part of improvements.
Games such as chess should be a welcome addition to the activities available for prisoners.
Mental health courts work to reduce reoffending, enhance public safety and improve the well-being of individuals with mental illness.
Just as with so many other criminal justice policies, pretrial detention disproportionately affects African-American men and women, destabilizing black families in the process.
Without public pressure, politicians won’t make improving conditions in prisons a priority.