Private prisons seemed to be the answer to America’s overpopulated prisons in the 1980s. It’s since become a controversial topic of debates. Experts discuss if the problem is with private prisons, or with our country’s incarceration system as a whole.
Many people in prison have a mental illness that keeps them from following the rules of society. Prison, its rules, and often its punitive intent may be the worst place for them, especially since treatment is often lacking there. A noted prison psychiatrist and behavioral scientist discusses this, and alternatives that may produce less recidivism when these …
Experts and a former inmate running a new program for moms in prison discuss barriers and ways to overcome them.
After criminal convictions, many people with substance use disorder are placed on probation with the condition they remain completely drug free. They are often jailed when they relapse, setting back recovery and removing them from treatment that helps keep them clean. Is that fair, when relapse is a common symptom of their disease (and many others)?
Researchers have found that poor health and disabilities can be factors leading to prison. An expert discusses the life cycles that can make this occur.