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Formerly incarcerated teens share their research and ideas on how to...

Shiv R. Desai, University of New Mexico “They treat us like animals.” “I was called a...

US prisons hold more than 550,000 people with intellectual disabilities –...

Jennifer Sarrett, Emory University Prison life in the U.S. is tough. But when you have an intellectual, developmental or...

Congress lifts long-standing ban on Pell grants to people in prison

Andrea Cantora, University of Baltimore When Congress decided in 1994 to ban federal student aid for people behind bars, it was part of a wider...

How Mandela stayed fit: from his ‘matchbox’ Soweto home to a...

Gavin Evans, Birkbeck, University of London The spread of the coronavirus has forced millions all over the world to retreat to base and abandon outdoor...

We spoke to hundreds of prison gang members – here’s what...

David Pyrooz, University of Colorado Boulder and Scott H. Decker, Arizona State University The United States incarcerates a larger proportion of its citizens than any...

Higher education in America’s prisons: 4 essential reads

Jamaal Abdul-Alim, The Conversation In 2020, I’m going to take you to prison. At least that’s my plan as education editor, since there’s a growing...

Mothers in prison aren’t likely to see their families this Thanksgiving...

Jill McCorkel, Villanova University On a mid-October morning, I drove from Philadelphia to State Correctional Institution Muncy, Pennsylvania’s oldest and largest women’s prison. The prison,...

Opioid epidemic may have cost states at least $130 billion in...

Joel Segel, Pennsylvania State University; Douglas L. Leslie, Pennsylvania State University; Gary Zajac, Pennsylvania State University; Max Crowley, Pennsylvania State University, and Paul L....

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