Articles by Brian Nam-Sonenstein
- New reentry simulator highlights the perils of life after prison
"ReEntry" was created by formerly incarcerated people to communicate the contradictions, difficult decisions, and unexpected events that make staying out of prison nearly impossible for people under community supervision.
Dec 5, 2023
- New resource: Prison discipline policies
Our collection of prison discipline policies covers all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and highlights how each system classifies the severity of offenses and punishments.
Oct 17, 2023
- Seeking shelter from mass incarceration: Fighting criminalization with Housing First
Providing unconditional housing with embedded services can reduce chronic homelessness, reduce incarceration, and improve quality of life – especially for people experiencing substance use disorder and mental illness.
Sep 11, 2023
- High stakes mistakes: How courts respond to “failure to appear”
Research shows that while most people who miss court are not dangerous or evading justice, the way courts treat “failure to appear” may make our communities less safe.
Aug 15, 2023
- Breaking news from inside: How prisons suppress prison journalism
Building on data from the Prison Journalism Project, we find that most states enforce restrictions that make practicing journalism extremely difficult and sometimes risky.
Jun 15, 2023
- Unhoused and under arrest: How Atlanta polices poverty
New research from the Atlanta Community Support Project finds 1 in 8 city jail bookings involve a person experiencing homelessness
Jun 8, 2023