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First Name
Melanie
Last Name
Newport
Affiliation
University of Connecticut
Website URL
melanienewport.com
Keywords
jails, mass incarceration, money bail, pre-trial incarceration, jail deaths, jail suicide, sheriffs, urban incarceration, jail and prison construction
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About Me

My research focuses on the policies and institutions of urban criminal justice systems in the United States since the 1950s.

Recent Publications

I am currently writing a history of American jails from the 1950s to the present, situated in Chicago. A work of urban history, it is tentatively titled Community of the Condemned: Chicago and the Transformation of the American Jail.

Media Coverage
https://melanienewport.com/public-engagement/
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Government, Law, Politics