Essay by Associate Professor John Eason Part of Focus, online publication of IRP

Focus is the Institute for Research on Poverty’s online collection of brief essays summarizing current poverty and policy research for non-researchers.  Each issue is accompanied by Focus+, a college classroom resource, which includes additional information and web links.  John’s essay, “Understanding the effects of the U.S. prison boom on rural communities” is part of the November 2019 issue that addresses mass incarceration and prison proliferation.