Institute Team Members in the News

Institute Student John Moore wins Runner Up at the RWOW Research Symposium
Brown School of Social Work, April 19th, 2018
John Moore, MSW candidate '18 presented a research project studying determinates of recidivism in the state of Iowa at the Research WithOut Walls Research Symposium at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. 

Brown School Expert to Unwind Mass Incarceration from Florida Instead of Missouri 
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 6th, 2018
Dr. Pettus-Davis will be leaving the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis to pursue research and policy impact at Florida State University. Florida State is across the street from the capital, so Dr. Pettus-Davis is hoping to make further policy impact on mass incarceration. 

Promoting Smart Decarceration University of Denver 
Graduate School of Social Work University of Denver, February 15th, 2018
Promoting Smart Decarceration in Colorado: Innovations and Opportunities. A half-day workshop will explore current initiatives to reduce incarceration in Colorado while repairing harms and improving public safety. Key note by Dr. Carrier Pettus-Davis

It Takes More Than a Decade to Implement Prison Re-entry Reform, Leaving Inmates and Communities with Limited Options
USA Today, February 27th, 2018
Slow policy reform has impeeded progress and implementation of prison re-entry research. The slow implementation of this research has had a serious effect on our ability to successfully welcome individuals home from prison and an inability to decrease the national recidivism rate. 

Researcher, Reformer, Life-Changer 
Charles Koch Foundation, January, 2018
In depth look at the work that Dr. Pettus-Davis has accomplished in her life's work of Criminal Justice reform, advocacy and research. 

Safe Streets and Second Chances Initiative Introduction Video
Freedom Partners, January 29th, 2018
Dr. Carrie Pettus-Davis sits down with Freedom Partners chairman Mark Holden to discus their new effort to curb recidivism and promote wellness. 

Institute CLB Member Becomes Project Rebound Project Manager
Daily Titan, December 4th, 2017
CLB Member Romarilyn Ralston uses her experience in higher education after re-entry to run Project Rebound at Cal State University Fullerton which helps formerly incarcerated individuals access higher education and helps the succeed. 

Photos from Tools and Tactics: Promising Solutions to Advance the Era of Smart Decarceration 
Sean Blackwell Photography, November 2-4th, 2017
The 2nd Smart Decarceration Initiative Conference was held at the University of Chicago's School of Social Administration with a focus on tools and tactis. 200 students, researchers, lawyers, practitioners, policy lobbyists and policeman came together to discuss solutions and hear from Activist Shaun King, Senator Dick Durbin, and former Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason and many more.

Brown School Volunteers at 2nd Smart Decarceration Initiative Conference
Sean Blackwell Photography, Novemer 2-4th, 2017

Smart Decarceration Book Launch Panel
Center for Social Development, October 17, 2017
Panelists: Dan Isom, PhD, retired chief of police in the City of St. Louis, George Lombardi, former director of the Missouri Department of Corrections, Stacey Lannert, women’s health coordinator at the Office on Women’s Health in the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Sterling Brown, assistant dean of students at St. Louis University High, and Annie Grier, project manager of SDI

Parole Violations, Not New Crimes, Help Drive Prison's Revolving Door
Berkley News, October 3, 2017

Inmates Need Social Media. Take it from a Prisoner.
Wired, October 1, 2017

New Book Provides Strategies for Smart Decarceration of America’s Prisons
the Source, WUSTL, July 11, 2017; the Record, July 18, 2017 

Still Doing Time
Koch Newsroom, June 13, 2017

Smart Decarceration Trumps Lock Them Up Policies
Congressional Research Institute for Social Work & Policy, May 25, 2017

Sessions’ Tough Sentencing Guidance Could Negatively Impact the Federal Budget
The Fiscal Times, May 12, 2017

Researchers Tackle "Smart Decarceration" 
National Association of Social Workers, NASW News, Volume 62, No. 5. May 2017 

Smart Decarceration Can Help Shrink Sprawling American Prison System
The Record, WUSTL, May 3, 2017

  • Also picked up by Phys Org May 3 and News Wise May 4

Where Some of the Most Housing-Challenged Philadelphians Find Help
Next City, May 1, 2017

Episode 212. Dr. Matthew Epperson and Dr. Carrie Pettus-Davis Smart Decarceration
inSocialWork Podcast Series, March 27, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Rescinded the Obama administration's Order to End Private Prisons 
Knowledge@Wharton,SiriusXM Business Radio, February 28, 2017

Sessions memo: Reversal on private prisons could portend shift on justice, observers say
The Christian Science Monitor, February 24, 2017

Understanding a St. Louis Mayoral Candidate's Viral Takedown of a Local Newspaper
Citylab (The Atlantic), February 13, 2017

12 Grand Challenges gain momentum at Brown School forum
Social Justice Solutions, September 20, 2016

12 Grand Challenges gain momentum at Brown School forum 
CRISP, September 19, 2016

Mass incarceration could be costing the United States over $1 trillion a year
Fusion, September 17, 2016

The Best of the Rest: Criminal Justice Stories From Around the Web 
The Marshall Project September 17, 2016

Joe Madison - Washington University professors - Mass incarceration
SiriusXM New & Issues, September 16, 2016

The full cost of incarceration in the U.S. is over $1 trillion, study finds
Huffington Post, September 13, 2016

Cost of incarceration in the U.S. more than $1 trillion
WUSTL Record, September 13, 2016

The true cost of mass incarceration exceeds $1 trillion
ThinkProgress, September 12, 2016

Incarceration in the U.S. costs more than $1 trillion a year, Washington University study claims
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 10, 2016

Brown School conference to focus on ‘12 Grand Challenges’ for America
WUSTL The Source, September 8, 2016

Private prisons to be phased out, Obama Administration seeks higher goal
The Christian Science Monitor, August 18, 2016 

Helping recently incarcerated transition to society
The Record, WUSTL, August 11, 2016

Amid growing effort to help ex-cons, a small but powerful step
The Christian Science Monitor, April 26, 2016

Congress's big, bipartisan success that might be just beginning
The Christian Science Monitor, October 20, 2015

E-book highlights Pettus-Davis’ work to reduce incarceration
Brown School, MSW News, October 8, 2015

WashU Expert: Senate criminal justice reform bill falls short of needed changes
WUSTL Newsroom, October 1, 2015

Smart Decarceration Conference kicks off with discussion of injust incarceration practices, racialdisparity
WUSTL Student Life, September 28, 2015

Chisholm: Mass incarceration no answer to society's problems
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 26, 2015

Barron's, August 1, 2015

Friday Newsletter #42, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, May 16, 2015
The Source – Washington University, April 29, 2015 Reducing Illinois prison population is a marthon, not a sprint