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Occasional Series on Reentry Research - Institute for Justice and Opportunity

Occasional Series on Reentry Research

Dynamic Conversations about Emerging Issues in the Field of Prisoner Reentry

For over ten years, PRI has hosted groundbreaking discussions about the latest in reentry and incarceration research through its Occasional Series on Reentry Research. More than just lectures, these gatherings bring together scholars, policymakers, and practitioners for conversations designed to disseminate innovative thinking, spur policy change, and improve practices in the field.

Since 2005, our panels have featured top researchers and thought leaders exploring ideas that have impacted the public dialogue beyond academia. Titles have included:

  • Ending Mass Incarceration
  • Imprisonment and Crime: Can Both Be Reduced?
  • Correctional Policy: Preparing for Evidence-Based Principles
  • Governing Through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear
  • Sentencing for Dollars: The Financial Consequences of a Criminal Conviction
  • Felon Disenfranchisement
  • The Impact of Race and Criminal Records on Employment

Each event features a scholar presenting new research followed by reflections from a policymaker and a practitioner on how that research influences reentry services and public policy. Guests receive panelist biographies, a thorough bibliography for further reading, any PowerPoint slides, and the underlying report or journal article containing the research.

For more information, please contact Aimée Baker.