Almost half of all Americans have had family in prison

" 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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