Sheriff Accountability Project

In 2018, ROLC received a gift of $95,500 from the Vital Projects Fund, Inc. to support research on the roles and responsibilities of sheriffs across the 50 states.

The Sheriff Accountability Project looked at the role of sheriffs across the United States, with particular focus on their extra-judicial powers and unique funding structures. Jessica Pishko, a ROLC Visiting Fellow and journalist whose work focuses on criminal justice, especially the connection between mass incarceration and county-level politics, led the project.

For more information, see Ms. Pishko’s op-ed in the New York Times, as well as coverage of her work in the Christian Science Monitor.

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