Kendra Coleman, a criminology, law and society major at Mason, presented her research on solitary confinement at OSCAR's Celebration of Student Scholarship and Impact in May. Kendra first worked with CLS Professor Danielle Rudes on an OSCAR Summer Impact Grant "Changing the Hole Mind: Living and Working in Restricted Housing Units" to examine correctional officers working within these special prison units. Sparked by that project, Kendra designed a new research question that examines the interpersonal behaviors of correctional staff working in solitary confinement units. This fall, Kendra will continue her work on correctional staff in these restricted carceral environments with a second project funded by the Mason's Undergraduate Research Scholars Program.
May 28, 2019