Spring 2019 Lecture Series
Critical Perspectives on Law/Media/Crime/Justice
**Tuesdays at 11:10 am in 4202**
Free & Open to the Public // Receptions to Follow
Co-Directors Spring 2019: Profs. Emily Horowitz // Belen Lowrey-Kinberg // Nickie Phillips
Criminologist David Pitts on Solitary Confinement in America: Causes, Consequences, and Alternatives
David Pitts is a Senior Research Associate in the Center on Sentencing & Corrections at the Vera Institute of Justice. David leads Vera’s research agenda on the conditions on confinement in American prisons and jails, and he is currently working on research about solitary confinement, jail visitation, and correctional education. Prior to joining Vera, David was a research affiliate with the Center for Evidence-Based Corrections at the University of California, Irvine. He spent ten years as a professor of public administration and policy before working in criminal justice reform.