Mass incarceration — and all of its tentacles — are the subject of research for a recently named genius.
Genius is the nickname given to the MacArthur Foundation’s annual fellowship awardees, which recognizes extraordinary dedication and originality in creative individuals, in disciplines ranging from art and architecture to chemistry and physics — and everything in between.
One such fellow named just last week is Reuben Jonathan Miller, a sociologist, criminologist and social worker, whose work studies the long-term impacts of incarceration on individuals and their families.
Find out more about his work here.
Miller’s work was also featured in WTTW News’ recent series Permanent Punishment, which explored the restrictive laws, rules and policies that continue to penalize people long after they have served their sentences. Read the full series here.