The Justice Lab at UW-Madison focuses on ending racial, economic, and health disparities across the rural-urban interface.

Chloe Haimson

Chloe Haimson is a postdoctoral fellow in the Prison Education Program at New York University. She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests are in prison reentry, punishment, race, and inequality. She investigates how people experience the reach of the criminal legal system, as well as how the system extends its reach and generates inequality beyond what we consider to be more standard modalities of control, namely incarceration. Her dissertation investigated the decisions parole agents make during their everyday work routines, how these choices influence the trajectories of individuals on parole after prison, and their consequences for the expansion of punishment in the U.S. She also studies the rising role of algorithms in this process, as well as their implications for surveillance and the provision of prison reentry support. In other work, she has focused on the emergence of stigma in the comparative challenges facing people on parole and people who were exonerated of crimes after their incarceration. Additionally, she has written and collected ethnographic data about the policing of protests.