Shedding Light on Jail Incarceration with Data

The SSRC Jail Data Initiative, collecting daily person-level jail data in approximately 1,300 counties, welcomes the inaugural Jail Data Initiative postdoctoral fellow. The JDI fellow will use frontier causal inference methods to analyze the impacts of recently enacted criminal justice policies on jail incarceration and community safety, leveraging the JDI’s over 10 million booking records to discover new policy-relevant insights.