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.
Participants in a recent study became calmer, more able to express their point of view without aggression and developed more open minds.
Some inventive prison inmates have a surprisingly varied and satisfying diet.
Probation services in the UK are straining under a system that prioritises profit above rehabilitation.
New research has analysed the effectiveness of ten Drug Recovery Wings piloted in British prisons.
Cigarettes are part of the social and economic fabric of prisons.
Almost total journalistic shutdown is worsening the UK prison crisis.
As prison populations rise this hidden issue is only making things worse.
A new reform bill will not fix the prison problem: too many people are being incarcerated.
A BBC report has revealed the extent of drug use in UK prisons. It will be difficult to tackle the problem without a radical review of sentencing practices.
Autistic defendants and prisoners are suffering at the hands of an out of date criminal justice system.
New research suggests 400 people have died from suspected suicide within 48 hours of leaving police detention in the last seven years.
Little thought is given to the well-being of those in custody.
Problems in the UK prison system go back decades, if not centuries.
A new policy announced by the Ministry of Justice will help transgender prisoners to be treated with respect.
One solution: free those remaining people imprisoned for their own protection.