Andrew Coyle, Sr. Editor
Dr. Coyle is the Director of the International Centre for Prison Studies in the University of London, UK.
He has had 25 years' experience at a senior level in the prison services of the United Kingdom. He has
a PhD in criminology from the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of a number of books and
articles on issues concerning criminal justice and prisoners rights and has extensive international
experience on prison matters, having visited prison systems in many countries as an expert consultant
for bodies such as the United Nations and the Council of Europe.
Sir Nigel Rodley, Preface
Sir Nigel Rodley is Professor of Law at the University of Essex. He has recently stepped down from his
position as United Nations Special Rapporteur for Torture. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the
International Centre for Prison Studies. In 1999 he was awarded a knighthood in recognition of services
to human rights and international law.
Ms. Campbell is a Master of Arts candidate in the Department of Sociology at Simon Fraser University,
in the area of women’s corrections and state ruling practices. Her work examines the changing shape
of corrections for federally sentenced women during the 1990s in Canada, looking at how institutional
processes maintained and reinforced the relations of ruling, despite discourse to the contrary.
Mr. Neufeld is a research associate at the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law at the
University of Cambridge where he works on diverse issues of public international law. He is a graduate
of the University of Manitoba (B.A.) and the University of Ottawa (LL.B.).
Notes on Contributors
Ms. Alexander is the Director of the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union
Foundation. A graduate of the Yale Law School, she has litigated many cases challenging health care
in prisons and has argued three cases before the United States Supreme Court.
Ms. Berg is a researcher, affiliated with the Institute of Criminology, University of Cape Town, who has
been studying the origin and monitoring the development of prison privatization in South Africa.
Mr. Friedmann is a former contributing writer for Prison Legal News, former resources editor for Prison
Life magazine, two-time PEN prison writing award winner and member of the Public Safety & Justice
Campaign – a coalition dedicated to the abolition of the private prison industry. He served 10 years
behind bars, including six years at a private facility operated by Corrections Corporation of America.
Ms. George is a Victorian community lawyer who for 20 years has been a prison activist. She has
received various awards for her work on women in prison including the Australian Avon Spirit of
Achievement Award. She has written numerous articles on women in prison and in particular has been
active against the privatization of prisons.
Judith Greene, a criminal-justice-policy analyst, has researched prison privatization under fellowships
from the Open Society Institute of the Soros Foundation and the Institute on Criminal Justice of the
University of Minnesota Law School.
Ms. Habsha is a second year student at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. She maintains a
commitment to the protection and promotion of children's rights through research, writing and the
facilitation of youth empowerment workshops.
Mark Erik Hecht
Dr. Hannah-Moffat is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Toronto
Mississauga. She worked as a researcher and policy advisor for the Commission of Inquiry into Certain
Events at the Prison for Women in Kingston and is a past president of the Toronto Elizabeth Fry Society.
Her book Punishment in Disguise: The Governance of Canadian Women's Federal Imprisonment has
just been published by the University of Toronto Press.
Kellie Leclerc Burton
Ms. Leclerc Burton is completing her second year as a Doctoral Candidate at the Centre of Criminology,
University of Toronto. Her interests include critical race theory, with a specific focus on Canadian
women in conflict with the law, the racialized subject in the criminal justice system and prisoners'
Mr. Miller is a corrections specialist with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal
Employees' (AFSCME) Department of Research & Collective Bargaining Services. The union
represents approximately 80,000 corrections employees in the United States.
Ms. Molenaar is a graduate of Development Studies from the Universities of Carleton (B.A.) and
Cambridge (M.Phil). She has worked on human rights issues in association with a number of NGOs.
Ms. Moore is completing her PhD at the Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto. She is currently
studying the experiences of probationers and parolees in state mandated substance 'abuse' treatment
programs. She has been active in attempts to resist the privatization of prisons in Ontario and has
written critically (with Kelly Hannah-Moffat) on the overhaul of Ontario's correctional system. Other
publications cover issues including date rape drugs, drug testing and alcohol intervention programs.
Ms. Morris is a senior research associate with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, where
she has led several projects since 1998 designed to address racial and gender disparities in the
juvenile justice system. Morris has written and spoken extensively on the plight of African American and
urban youth, and is the author of the critically-acclaimed novel, Too Beautiful For Words (Amistad Press:
2001). Morris received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Columbia University in
the City of New York.
Mr. Nathan is a journalist and researcher and editor of Prison Privatisation Report International (www.
psiru.org/justice). The writing of both articles was made possible through financial support from the
Open Society Foundation.
Mr. Parenti has a Ph.D. in sociology from the London School of Economics and is currently a Senior
Fellow with the Open Society Institute. He is the author of Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the
Age of Crisis, (Verso, 2000) and his articles appear in The Nation, The Progressive, the Washington
Post, New York Newsday and the Baffler.
Mr. Sinden is a Research Associate at Human Rights Internet and is Managing Editor of HRI's Human
Rights Tribune. He is currently a Master's student in International Development at the Norman Paterson
School of International Affairs.
Mr. Smith has been a legislative advocate and community organizer in criminal justice reform and
decriminalization of substance abuse for over three decades. In semi-retirement he remains an
Alaskan court appointed Guardian ad litem, representing the best interests of children. He is heavily
involved in disability advocacy and labor, peace and social justice activism. In the past ten years he has
helped a succession of communities in Alaska and other states to defeat private prison proposals. He
has visited prisoners and public and private penal institutions throughout the United States and
Katherine van Wormer
Dr. van Wormer did a participant-observation study at the women's prison in Alabama and is a
professor of social work at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. She is the author of six books
including Women and the Criminal Justice System (with C. Bartollas) (2000) and Counseling Female
Offenders and Victims: A Strengths-Restorative Approach (2001), as well as Addiction Treatment: A
Strengths Perspective, in press.
Dr. Wood was educated in Canada and the UK and teaches Comparative and American Politics at
Queen's University. His other research work includes projects on the transformation of American
politics since the 1970s; the politics of political science research methods; structure, agency and
disfranchisement in the Florida fiasco of November 2000; globalization, uneven development and the
restructuring of southern textiles; and on the social structure of agriculture and racial politics in the
American South before the Voting Rights Act.