Prior Work

Solitary Confinement

Punishing Status and the Punishment Status Quo: Solitary Confinement in U.S. Immigration Prisons, 2013-2017
Konrad Franco, Caitlin Patler & Keramet Reiter
Punishment & Society, October 2020
Publication PDF | SocArXiv

Unlocking the Truth: Solitary Confinement Persists in California Prisons, Harms the Incarcerated, and is Ineffective at Reducing Violence
Dissertation Chapter

Jails and Mental Health

Assessing the Relationship Between Local Psychiatric Bed Capacity, County Jail Bookings, and the Prevalence of Mental Illness in Jail
Dissertation Chapter

The Effect of Jail Capacity Expansion on Incarceration and Overcrowding: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from California
Dissertation Chapter

Release from US Immigration Detention may Improve Physical and Psychological Stress and Health: Results from a Two-Wave Panel Study in California
Caitlin Patler, Altaf Saadi, and Maria-Elena De Trinidad Young, & Konrad Franco
Social Science and Medicine - Mental Health, October 2021
Publication PDF

The Prevalence of Mental Illness in California Jails is Rising: An Analysis of Mental Health Cases and Psychotropic Medication Prescriptions, 2009-2019 (2020)
News coverage: Capitol Weekly, State of Reform, CalMatters

How Many Incarcerated Individuals Received Psychotropic Medication in California Jails: 2012-2017 (2018)
Konrad Franco, David Panush, and David Maxwell-Jolly
News coverage: NPR Shots, KFF Health News

Criminal Justice System Involvement and Mental Illness Among the Unsheltered Homeless in California (2018)
Konrad Franco, David Panush, and David Maxwell-Jolly

Overdoses and Substance Use

Fatal Overdoses in California: 2017-2021 (2023)
News coverage: SF Chronicle, California Healthline, Guardian, NBC Bay Area

Trends in California Drug Overdose Deaths, 2015-2020 (2021)
News coverage: State of Reform, KQED California Report

The Effect of Strain, Affect, and Personal/Social Resources on Problem Substance Use among Incarcerated and Non-Incarcerated Youth
Konrad Franco & Ryken Grattet
Deviant Behavior, April 2020
Publication PDF

Reentry Funding & Policy Initiatives Pertaining to Reentry

2021-2022 State Budget Package: Housing and Behavioral Health Funding – Opportunities for Reentry & Justice-Involved Individuals (2021)
Konrad Franco and David Panush

California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM): Opportunities and Implications for the Reentry & Justice-Involved Population (2020)
Konrad Franco and David Panush

New Funding Opportunities for Reentry and Justice-Involved Individuals: Mental Health, Housing, and Diversion (2018)

Adult Reentry Grant: Overview and Recommendations for Implementation (2018)

Whole Person Care Pilots Focusing on the Reentry Population: An Overview (2018)

Reentry Health Policy Project: Meeting the Serious Health and Behavioral Needs of Prison and Jail Inmates Returning to the Community (2017)
David Panush, Bruce Wagstaff, David Maxwell-Jolly, Elizabeth Salazar, Sharon Jackson, Diana Recouvreor, Zach Psick, and Konrad Franco