Katie Rose Quandt will publish a series of articles and data visualizations on extreme sentencing for violent offenses, with a particular focus on life without parole.
Quandt is a Brooklyn-based independent reporter who writes about prisons, poverty, income inequality, housing, and gender. She is a contributing writer at Solitary Watch, where she reports on solitary confinement, and has written for Slate, Mother Jones, the Village Voice, Brooklyn Magazine, and In These Times, among others. She has conducted in-depth reporting on the substandard medical care provided at Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola) and authored a report on solitary confinement in Nevada, which was jointly issued by Solitary Watch and the ACLU of Nevada. In addition to writing and reporting, she makes data visualizations and interactives for news outlets and nonprofits. Quandt received her BA in English from the University of Notre Dame.