Ruth Delaney

Ruth provides technical assistance to states seeking to implement new policies and practices and conducts research into justice policy trends. Currently, she manages Vera’s assistance to colleges and corrections agencies seeking to expand access to postsecondary education for currently and formerly incarcerated people. She has co-authored several reports at Vera, including Reimagining Prison, Incarceration’s Front Door: The Misuse of Jails in America, and Price of Prisons: What Incarceration Costs Taxpayers. Ruth holds a PhD in Sociology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York from which she also earned an MA in Women’s Studies. She earned a BA in English from Manhattanville College.