In Mexico, where incarcerated mothers often keep their children with them, the practice draws mixed reviews. In one facility near Chihuahua City, around 10% of mothers—many of whom landed there as accessories to cartel crimes—are allowed to bring their children inside.

As the planet heats up, prison temperatures are becoming unlivable—with some US facilities soaring to a heat index of 150 degrees, according to Columbia Law School. In Arizona, prisoners’ shoes have melted.   Prisons also dole out more psychotropic and blood pressure drugs…

Expressing shock and anger at images that show abuse of juvenile inmates in an Australian detention facility—including some that are reminiscent of Baghdad’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison, according to The Guardian—the country’s prime minister has ordered an investigation.…