The broken prison system is in desperate need of reform. U.S. prisons are trying to find answers overseas.
Some communities have admirably created special courts to help decrease the frequency of contacts between individuals with a mental illness and the criminal justice system. These courts provide treatment plans developed by mental health professionals and resources to improve a person's social functioning.
He was a 72-year-old man with a messed-up back and he knew he shouldn’t be lifting this stuff, but he was here to help a
Anthony Papa is the author of "This Side of Freedom: Life After Clemency", his new memoir that talks about his life after
After almost 40 years driving New York City buses and subways, Darius McCollum has become the "master" of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. It's more than just a "calling" for him. It's an obsession.
Is this real life?
Sen. Mike Lee of Utah explains how his time in the judicial sector helped him realize that mandatory minimum sentences do more harm than good.
Take the journey with Gary Heyward and you will learn things that you maybe did not know about the jail system but most importantly you will leave fully committed to the fact that there is such thing as second chances.
When I tell people that I teach yoga to incarcerated women, I often see a look pass over their faces. To me, there is no greater need than women who are locked into cages, demoralized, deprived of sunlight, nutrition, and physical comforts.
I recently chatted with Halfway producer Jonny Paterson about the movie, the important social issues it seeks to address, and his work on the film.
While the Alliance focuses on these supports and interventions from cradle to career, one key recommendation within our larger approach includes offering a second chance to those who have been imprisoned. That will mean providing guidelines to businesses on attracting, hiring and training boys and young men who are at risk of imprisonment or recidivism.
As we struggle to delineate the upper limits of the United States justice system, ideas of human rights and financial concerns render the situation much more complex than ancient forms of punishment and torture. The trial and conviction of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev brings this conflict to the forefront.
Psychologist Nneka Jones Tapia has been hired as the first mental health professional to run a major prison. She joins alongside a panel of guests to discuss the current state of mental health in our prison system and the change she hopes to bring.
Our HuffPost Community talks with Marc the bi-partisan bill that addresses mental health in prisons.