Public Criminology

 "...using data to call balls and strikes." (Piquero, 2019)

March 3, 2021. "The Trauma of Incarceration: It's 'Gladiator School' Inside. Experiencing, or even witnessing, violence behind bars can have long-term impacts on prisoners, researcher Meghan Novisky explains." Street Roots Newspaper (Correspondent: Emily Green). 


February 28, 2021. Walled In Podcast. "Episode 1: 'It Was a Nightmare': Prison Violence and Its Lasting Toll" (Hosts: Joshua Wright and Emily Green).


February 1, 2021. The Criminology Academy Podcast. “Episode 11: Secondary Violence and COVID-19 in Prisons with Meghan Novisky” (Hosts: Jose Sanchez and Jen Tostlebe).


January 30, 2021. On the Count – The Prison and Criminal Justice Report Radio 99.5 FM NYC. January 30. “Violence and Trauma in Prison” (Hosts: Andre Ward and Harmony Hope).


August 24, 2020. Race, Violence, and Medicine Podcast. "COVID-19, healthcare equity, and criminal justice reform with Dr. Meghan Novisky" (Host Dr. Brian Williams).


July 9, 2020. Boppre, Bree and Meghan A. Novisky. "COVID-19 Doesn't Have to Turn Prison Time into a Death Sentence." Op-Ed for the Hill


July 9, 2020. HuffPost (Correspondent: Jessica Schulberg). In "Inside The Prison Where 8 In 10 Of The Incarcerated Have Gotten Coronavirus."


July 8, 2020. Novisky, Meghan A. and Bree Boppre. "The Public Health Threat in Ohio's Prisons is Not Over." Op-Ed for Cleveland Scene.


June 17, 2020. Ohio Capital Journal (Correspondent: Jake Zuckerman). In "Ohio prisons chief walks back claim that 96% of prison COVID-19 cases were asymptomatic."


June 15, 2020. Growing Democracy Podcast. "Episode 3: Professor Joe Mead and Dr. Meghan Novisky, Incarceration and COVID-19" (Hosts Dr. Ashley Nickels and Dr. Casey Boyd-Swan).


June 3, 2020. ACLU opposition to application for a stay of the injunction issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and for an administrative stay (Mark Williams, Warden of Elkton Federal Correctional Institution, and Michael Carvajal, Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons). Exhibit A., pp. Ia-10a, Declaration of Dr. Meghan Novisky


May 22, 2020. ACLU opposition to application for a stay of the injunction issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and for an administrative stay (Mark Williams, Warden of Elkton Federal Correctional Institution, and Michael Carvajal, Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons). Exhibit A., pp. 1a-10a., Declaration of Dr. Meghan Novisky.


April 22, 2020. WOIO Channel 19 News (Cleveland Correspondent: Kelly Kennedy). Video coverage of “Federal judge orders Elkton prison to transfer inmates out to stop spread of COVID-19.”


April 21, 2020. Newsday, BBC World Service (Correspondent: Lawrence Pollard). Radio coverage of “76 percent COVID-19 infection rate at Marion prison in Ohio (minute 27:25).”


April 21, 2020. WOIO Channel 19 News (Cleveland Correspondent Kelly Kennedy). Video coverage of “Criminology professor says inmates need to be released now to prevent more COVID-19 deaths.”


April 14, 2020.  The Business Journal (Correspondent: Jo Ann Bobby-Gilbert). In "In class action lawsuit, Elkton inmates reveal conditions inside prison."


April 13, 2020. ACLU class action emergency petition for writ of habeas corpus, injunctive, and declaratory relief (Craig Wilson, Eric Bellamy, Kendal Nelson, and Maximino Nieves v. Warden of Elkton Federal Correctional Institution and Federal Bureau of Prisons Director). Exhibit A, pp. 1-9, Declaration of Dr. Meghan Novisky).


April 3, 2020. ACLU motion for leave to file amicus curiae brief in support of relator Derek Lichtenwalter (State of Ohio ex rel. Derek Lichtenwalter, relator, v. Governor of Ohio, et al., respondents). Exhibit 1, pp. 1-7, Declaration of Professor Meghan Novisky). 


April 2, 2020.  The Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC Opinion Contributor: Manny Arora). In “Recognize virus’ risk to GA U.S. prisoners.”


April 1, 2020. WKYC Channel 3 News (Cleveland Correspondent: Rachel Polanksy). Video coverage of “Exclusive: 3 inmates test positive at eastern Ohio prison for COVID-19, another 80 are showing symptoms.”


March 23, 2020. The Appeal (Correspondent: Joshua Vaughn). In “Pennsylvania has few options to release elderly prisoners as COVID-19 spreads.”


March 19, 2020. The Los Angeles Times (Correspondent: Kurtis Lee). In “Activists implore prisons to release at-risk inmates to prevent coronavirus deaths.”


March 19, 2020. Novisky, Meghan A. and Chelsey Narvey. “COVID-19, Incarceration, and Our Public Health” Op-Ed for The Hill.


July 12, 2019. WOIO Channel 19 News (Cleveland Correspondent: Shannon Houser). Video coverage of “Use of force protocol at Cuyahoga County Jail.”


June 20, 2019. Novisky, Meghan A.Conditions in our jails and prisons too often do not promote reform” Op-Ed for The Hill.


March 27, 2019. Lebovits, Hannah, Nickels, Ashley E., and Meghan A. Novisky. “Prison management and the efficiency and equity trade-off.”  Op-ed for The PA Times.


November 6, 2018. ABC Channel 5 News (Cleveland Correspondent: Homa Bash). Video coverage of “Issue 1 a complex ballot measure aiming to curb drug epidemic; opponents say it makes drug laws laxer.”


November 1, 2018. Novisky, Meghan A.Approving state Issue 1 likely would lower crime rates in Ohio.” Op-Ed for The Canton Repository.


July 25, 2018. Novisky, Meghan A.How prisons are exacerbating health inequalities – Especially for older prisoners.” Policy brief for Scholars Strategy Network.