Almost half of all Americans have had family in prison

"...family member incarceration is even more common than any of us—all of whom are experts in the field—had anticipated."

Susan Kelley-Cornell • futurity
March 6, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: prison families society-and-culture social-lives

This affordable therapy works for inmates with depression

"This method could drastically improve the mental well-being of people while in prison—and when they re-enter the world."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Feb. 22, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: depression prison counseling emotions psychotherapy health-and-medicine

Planting workshop raises spirits of women in prison

A simple gardening activity improved the mood of women in prison, who said the added greenery made them feel "homey, peaceful, and calm."

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Jan. 30, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: prison plants society-and-culture social-lives well-being mood

3 ways prisons can help inmates quit smoking

Many inmates in state prisons smoke, despite wanting to quit. More cessation programs could help them succeed.

Caitlin Coyle-Rutgers • futurity
Jan. 25, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: smoking prison health-and-medicine cigarettes inmates

These past convictions predict odds of future offenses

We need to consider a person's entire criminal history during sentencing or when considering parole, according to the researchers.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State • futurity
Dec. 24, 2018 ~5 min

Tags: prison prediction society-and-culture laws crimes

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