Léon Digard

Léon joined Vera in July 2010. Since then he has developed and led numerous mixed methods research studies. These have included the Los Angeles Jail Overcrowding Reduction study, an evaluation of a community case management system in Multnomah County, and a study of the impact of video visitation in Washington State prisons. Léon also conducted fieldwork in South Sudan with the International Program. Most recently, he oversaw research into the use of solitary confinement in prisons and jails in multiple jurisdictions. Léon came to Vera from England where he received a Master’s degree and PhD in criminology from the University of Cambridge.