Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

New Findings on Monetary Sanctions & Women’s Incarceration from Kennedy and Co-Authors

Posted: 1/10/2022 (CSDE in the News)

CSDE Trainee Ian Kennedy and their co-authors Kate O’Neill and Tyler Smith published a new paper early this month exploring the connections between monetary sanctions and women’s incarceration. The full paper is available HERE. Using data from Washington State, the authors find county dependence on monetary sanctions for revenue is positively associated with rates of women sentenced to incarceration. Although rural counties’ rates are higher, they depend on monetary sanctions no more than nonrural counties do.

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