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Brittany Friedman's research published in Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice

Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice coverBrittany Friedman has published a new article, "Unveiling the Necrocapitalist Dimensions of the Shadow Carceral State: On Pay-to-Stay to Recoup the Cost of Incarceration" in the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, available here: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1043986220965040

Pay-to-stay is the practice of charging incarcerated people fees to pay for their own confinement. The article traces the institutional & legal foundation of pay-to-stay and how states sue incarcerated people in civil court to recoup these fees.

The article draws from her larger collaborative project with Dr. April Fernandes (North Carolina State) and Gabriela Kirk (Northwestern University), which comparatively investigates pay-to-stay and civil recoupment strategies across states.