Staff-prisoner relationships are key to prison quality

As public sector prisons move towards the thin staffing level model of profit-making institutions, with their high turnover of personnel who are less connected to their occupation, a study funded by the Economic and Social ...

Council of Europe explores AI to reshape prisons

From monitoring inmates on suicide watch to detecting cryptic messages in phone calls, artificial intelligence is reshaping the way prisons are run, a Council of Europe director said Wednesday.

Nature imagery calms prisoners

Sweeping shots of majestic landscapes. Glaciers, forests and waterfalls. Research published today shows that these images, shown to people deprived of access to nature, can reduce tension, help defuse anger and make some ...

Study examines prison volunteers' characteristics, outlooks

As prison populations and costs swell, volunteers are becoming increasingly important for providing programming and rehabilitation to inmates. But little uniformity exists in how prisons recruit, train and maintain relationships ...

No bars on prison research

Not enough is being done about entrenched corruption in prisons; a problem that needs addressing to improve the chances of prisoner rehabilitation in detention, new research from Flinders University has found.