Here are some particularly brutal torture devices that have thankfully been phased out of our penal systems.
At 9:40 a.m. on the morning of August 11, 1934, Alcatraz's first group of prisoners—137 in all—arrived at the soon-to-be-infamous prison.
B.F. Skinner is responsible for the term "positive reinforcement." He also taught pigeons to play ping pong—for science. Learn more about this pioneering psychologist.
The inmates at Alcatraz Prison had lived above a network of potential escape routes leftover from the island's days as a military fortification.
The protagonist Raskolnikov commits a terrible crime and descends into spiritual turmoil.
Rule one: Don't wear orange. Guards don't want to to confuse them for inmates in case of a riot.
Eyewitness testimony is notorious for its inaccuracy, but letting witnesses rest before bringing them in front of a lineup could help reduce mistakes.