Heather Harris is a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, where she examines criminal justice programs, practices, and policies. She has published research on the impact of cellmate relationships on reoffending and on the effects of domestic violence arrests on mortality in Criminology and the Journal of Experimental Criminology, respectively. Prior to joining PPIC, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, where her work focused on young men undergoing the transition to adulthood after prison. She and David J. Harding coauthored a book, After Prison: Navigating Adulthood in the Shadow of the Justice System (2020), based on that work. She received her PhD in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an MPP from the University of Chicago Harris School.
California’s Prison Population Drops Sharply, but Overcrowding Still Threatens Prisoner Health March 2 2021
What Can California Prisons Do When Wildfires Close In? November 13 2020
Rising Jail Populations Mean Rising COVID-19 Infections October 19 2020
Pretrial Reform in California August 26 2020
Hidden Risk of Domestic Violence during COVID-19 July 21 2020
Prison Admissions Resume as COVID-19 Spreads June 12 2020
Can Pretrial Decisions Be Improved? March 27 2019