Recent Publications & Working Papers


Simes, Jessica T. 2021. Punishing Places: The Geography of Mass Imprisonment. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Articles

Simes, Jessica T. and Jaquelyn L. Jahn. 2022. "The Consequences of Medicaid Expansion Under the Affordable Care Act for Police Arrests." PLOS One.

Jahn*, Jaquelyn L., Jessica T. Simes*, Tori L. Cowger, and Brigette A. Davis. 2022. "Racial Disparities in Neighborhood Arrest Rates During the COVID-19 Pandemic." Journal of Urban Health.
*Shared first co-authorship

Jahn, Jaquelyn L., Nicolette Bardele, Jessica T. Simes, and Bruce Western. 2022. "Clustering of Health Burdens in Solitary Confinement: A Mixed-Methods Approach." Social Science & Medicine--Qualitative Research in Health.

Pullen-Blasnik, Hannah, Jessica T. Simes, and Bruce Western. 2021. "The Population Prevalence of Solitary Confinement." Science Advances. (Lead article)

Sakoda, Ryan and Jessica T. Simes. 2021. "Solitary Confinement and the U.S. Prison Boom." Criminal Justice Policy Review.

Simes, Jessica T. 2020. "The Ecology of Race and Punishment Across Cities." City & Community.

Working Papers

Drafts available upon request.

Simes, Jessica T., Jaquelyn L. Jahn, and Tori L. Cowger. "The Impacts of Urban School Closures During the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Arrests of Children and Adolescents."

Simes, Jessica T. and Erin Tichenor. "'We're Here to Help': Explaining Criminal Legal Collaboration Among Social Service Providers."

Simes, Jessica T., Bruce Western, and Angela Lee. "Mental Health Disparities in Solitary Confinement."