Welcome and About This Guide

This resource guide has been designed for students in ARE PRISONS OBSOLETE?, a Spring 2023 Expos 20 course taught by Hudson Vincent.data visualization of number of incarcerated poeple in U.S., 2022, from the Prison Policy Project

The resources and strategies described on this page are specifically targeted: they represent our first best guesses at where you might find research leads, policy studies, and current scholarly conversations around issues related to prisons in the United States.

See our suggestions simply as starting points -- a preliminary toolkit or research workbench.

Remember that good research is often about following up on hunches, testing out a hypothesis and then seeing where else (or to what else) it leads. You may need to try several search combinations before you strike gold.

Let me know if questions arise at any point in your project. We'll triage by email or set up a time to meet in person on Zoom. 

Enjoy your research adventure!

Sue Gilroy, Librarian for Undergraduate Writing Programs, Lamont Library