Host organization: The Arc
Jarred Williams will use a novel dataset and analytical method to show how past prison closures can provide a model for future closures.
Williams was most recently a research assistant at Washington State University, where he worked on a faculty National Institute of Justice grant managing research teams tasked with collection of the largest corporate crime dataset to date. His areas of expertise include spatial and multilevel models, econometrics, and data visualization. He has presented papers on prison closures at the American Society of Criminology and is completing several articles for further publication. He has collaborated closely with prominent advocates and community organizers at the national, state, and local levels on prison closures and decarceration, and is the curator of the Prison Closure Data website. Williams graduated magna cum laude from the University of Hawaii and holds an MA from Washington State University, where he is also a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology.