Nicholas Alexander Semaan

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What a prison sentence continues to take after release

The years a prison sentence takes away from an inmate don’t end at the time spent behind bars, said a Vanderbilt researcher. For every year actually …

On This Day: Johnny Cash Plays at Folsom Prison

Johnny Cash's career needed some help in the late 1960s. He had had no hit songs in a while, and his Tennessee Three band seemed behind the times. …

Dining Rooms

Even life prisoners should have hope and a chance to change

Why would one consider releasing someone who committed a heinous murder and was subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment? This is not a question that troubles everyone. The prime minister, for example, was quoted on Thursday as saying: "There are some people who commit such dreadful crimes that …

The Psychology of Boredom – Why Your Brain Punishes You for Being Comfortable and Safe

If you subscribe to evolutionary theories of psychology then you will know that everything that happens in our brains should happen for a reason. …

Psychology