How Prisoners Contributed During World War II
Prisoners not only supported the war effort in surprising ways during World War II, they fought and died in it.
Studying Women’s Prison Newspapers
Reveal Digital's American Prison Newspapers Collection offers first-person perspectives about what matters to women in prison, from pregnancy to recovery.
Prisoners’ Rights: An Introductory Reading List
A selection of readings and visual material on the subject of prisoners’ rights to foster dialogue and discovery in the classroom.
Teaching LGBTQ+ History: Queer Women’s Experiences in Prison
This instructional guide is the first in a series of curricular content related to the Reveal Digital American Prison Newspaper collection on JSTOR.
Rethinking Prison as a Deterrent to Future Crime
Time behind bars can increase the likelihood that someone will re-offend, research finds. In many cases, programs that rehabilitate, rather than punish, may be a better solution.
Crime Waves and Moral Panics
From train robberies to organized retail theft to murder, are we really gripped by a crime wave?
Were Early American Prisons Similar to Today’s?
A correctional officer’s history of 19th century prisons and modern-day parallels. From Sing Sing to suicide watch, torture treads a fine line.
50 Years Later: The Evolution of Prison Policy
Buried within Adelante is evidence of a fleeting attempt at prison reform and oversight in Connecticut. Is history repeating itself?
Guns in America: Foundations and Key Concepts
This non-exhaustive list of readings on the role of guns in US history and society introduces the field as a subject of scholarly inquiry.
Could Day Fines Improve the U.S. Justice System?
Are day fines a possible solution for the U.S. criminal justice system?