Candice Crutchfield

Candice is an intern for Vera’s Center on Sentencing and Corrections. She primarily assists in identifying drivers of women’s jail incarceration and strives to uplift the narratives of people performing justice-centered work. In addition to women’s incarceration, her research interests include collective action, the role of race and type of counsel in death penalty sentencing, and voting justice for formerly and currently incarcerated people. Prior to joining Vera, Candice worked as an honors intern in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section. She holds dual BA degrees in criminology and communication arts and sciences from Penn State University and is currently working toward a master’s degree in human rights studies at Columbia University.