News & Updates

March 27, 2022: Two new bills that aim to reduce housing insecurity among the formerly incarcerated were recently introduced in the California State Assembly

July 9, 2020: Candace Kruttschnitt of University of Toronto reviews On the Outside for American Journal of Sociology, calling it "Mandatory reading for every state governor and member of Congress."

February 17, 2020: Naomi Sugie of UC Irvine reviews On the Outside for Punishment and Society, calling it "a comprehensive, easy-to-read portrait of reentry in the contemporary era."

February 4, 2020: Harding speaks about the role of colleges in reintegration and how to improve college access and success for the formerly incarcerated.

January 28, 2020. The Vera Institute of Justice has named On the Outside as one of the Best Criminal Justice Books of 2019.

December 19, 2019: America’s high incarceration rates are a well-known facet of contemporary political conversations. Mentioned far less often is what happens to the nearly 700,000 former prisoners who rejoin society each year...

On the Outside will be featured in an Author-meets-Critics session at the annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology in San Francisco, Thursday, November 14, 2-3:20pm. Critics include Jody Miller, Jennifer Cobbina, and Naomi Sugie.

November 7, 2019: Harding joins Mac Hoang and Michael Cerda-Jara from Berkeley Underground Scholars to discuss research on employment after prison. (Social Research Library, 227 Haviland Hall)

October 18, 2019: Harding discusses the challenges of prisoner reentry and reintegration and what can be done to improve the wellbeing of the formerly incarcerated and their families.

October 10, 2019: Morenoff speaks at a Congressional Briefing on the fiscal and human implications of high incarceration rates—drawn from analysis of state and federal statistics as well as the lived experiences of the recently incarcerated. Sponsored by the Population Association of American and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.

June 14, 2019: Our parole system focuses on control and punishment. What about reintegration? Those who invest in improving themselves after release should be supported and rewarded.

April 29, 2019: Harding speaks with Sara Grossman of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society on the role of families in prisoner reintegration.

April 10, 2019. Harding testifies in the California State Assembly Education Committee on SB575, which would remove the prohibition on incarcerated individuals receiving CalGrants, the state's primary mechanism for awarding need-based financial aid for college.

March 29, 2019. Administrative data from the Michigan Study of Life After Prison is now available for other researchers to use via ICPSR as study 32681.

March 20, 2019, UC Berkeley.

March 15, 2019: Criminal justice reform must do more than shrink prison populations. Reversing the harms that have been created by decades of mass incarceration and an overly punitive and racially-biased criminal justice system requires more than reversing past policy mistakes

February 27, 2019: Reintegration is critical for rehabilitation of formerly incarcerated

February 18, 2019: Harding interview with Ava Richards

November 30, 2018: UC Berkeley professor’s 7-year study on mass incarceration and prisoner rehabilitation