A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of prison.

Video playlists about Prison

Life in—and after—prison

9 talks • 1h 33m
More than 2.3 million people in the United States are in prison or jail. Here, talks that speak to the experience of life behind bars—and different perspectives on what can make it a rehabilitating experience.

Talks about Prison

Exclusive articles about Prison

8 books to lift you out of darkness

When Shaka Senghor (Watch: Shaka Senghor: Why your worst deeds don’t define you) was nineteen, he shot and killed a man — and was sentenced to spend the second nineteen years of...

Can prison be a place of redemption?

In 1991, Shaka Senghor shot and killed a man. Yes, his is a story of atonement and rehabilitation — but it didn’t always look like things would go that way. As he says in his T...

Why I believe the death penalty is wrong

Three men were killed by lethal injection in the United States within a 24-hour period last week. That’s right, the industrial prison complex roared back into action after a bot...

TED Books

Rewiring Our Morality

by Daniel Reisel
What goes on in the mind of a murderer? Neuroscientist Daniel Reisel explains and reveals that even hardened criminals can change, right down to their neurons.
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