Isolating inmates inflicts permanent mental harm. The practice must be curbed
Researchers estimate that more than 340 U.S. inmates that could have been exonerated were sentenced to death since 1973
History is rife with unethical experiments on inmates. But with proper safeguards prisoner studies may hold the key to the accurate representation of vulnerable groups and lead to health benefits
Psychiatric treatment is far better than imprisonment for reducing recidivism
Yoga practice reduces anxiety and impulsivity in prison populations
The ruling acknowledges the inherent variability in IQ scores and their margin of error
The Supreme Court will soon grapple with the science of how intellectual disability is measured. The arguments will bear on applying the death penalty to people who don't understand the legal process
A “harm reduction” approach to public health, rather than an abstinence or look-the-other-way policy, scored another win this month when the California state legislature gave the green light to a bill that would provide condoms for adult prison inmates.
The collapse of the Soviet health care system in the 1990s coupled with prisons releasing improperly treated inmates and endemic poverty escalated incidences of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis to epidemic proportions
Prisoners suffer disproportionately from past traumatic brain injuries. Researchers are hunting for the best tools to treat this population in an effort to help them reintegrate into society--and avoid re-incarceration
The use of drugs to carry out capital punishment is putting bona fide medical patients at risk
Orange Is the New Black, the popular Netflix show based on the memoir by Piper Kerman, brought female prisons into America's living room, highlighting several issues that are plaguing the correctional system.
Two federal agencies aim to set standards for crime labs