Last updated: January 26, 2016
2014 study in the American Journal of Public Health showing a “strong association” between solitary confinement and acts of self-harm.
Last updated: July 22, 2015
2014 report from the U.S. National Research Council presenting key data, findings and recommendations about the country’s prison and criminal justice systems.
Last updated: May 14, 2015
2015 research brief on the experiences of boys and girls who have had incarcerated parents compared to those who had not, by Allison Dwyer Emory of Cornell University.
Last updated: January 5, 2015
2014 review of research on capital punishment, including studies that attempt to quantify rates of innocence and the potential deterrence effect on crime.
Last updated: August 13, 2014
2014 study in the American Journal of Managed Care demonstrating how Medicaid restrictions can lead to a greater likelihood of incarceration for persons with mental illness.
Last updated: June 3, 2014
2014 metastudy from the RAND Corporation of correctional-education programs in the United States, summarizing their main achievements and the challenges they face.
Last updated: April 9, 2014
2014 research brief on efforts to restore voting rights to former felons, by Michael Leo Owens of Emory University and the Scholars Strategy Network.
Last updated: April 8, 2014
2014 study in Social Work Research on the varying rates of re-offending based on the punishment given to youths for criminal behavior.
Last updated: April 2, 2014
2014 research brief from the University of Minnesota outlining new scholarly findings about the U.S. prison systems and its consequences.