Getting justice while doing time

Prisoners’ view of the inmate grievance system depends on outcome, Social Ecology faculty find.

Prisoners often judge the fairness of the grievance process mainly based on the outcome rather than the merits of the process, according to a study published in Law & Society Review by Valerie Jenness, professor of criminology, law and society, and Kitty Calavita, a Chancellor’s professor emerita of criminology, law and society.