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Prison Research Meets Practice: A Conversation on Correctional Workforce Rewards and Sanctions

Join the Urban Institute for a conversation on rewards and sanctions in the correctional environment and how research and lessons from on-the-ground implementation can be used to promote a healthy and productive workplace. 

This discussion pairs TaLisa J. Carter, a researcher with experience as a deputy correctional officer who is dedicated to understanding accountability in the criminal legal system, with Andie Moss, a practitioner with decades of experience leading culture change in prisons and jails. The conversation will tackle several issues on this topic, including research from Carter’s forthcoming book with New York University Press. 



  • TaLisa J. Carter, Assistant Professor, American University Department of Justice, Law, and Criminology; Nonresident Fellow, Brookings Institution; Affiliate, George Mason University Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence; Affiliated Scholar, Urban Institute
  • Andie Moss, Founder and President, The Moss Group
  • David Pitts, Interim Associate Vice President and Senior Research Fellow, Urban Institute (moderator)
Date & Time Tuesday, August 22, 2023

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