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Douglas Berman


Professor Douglas Berman featured in New York Times article concerning prison capacity during COVID-19

May 19, 2020 | Media News

Professor Douglas Berman, an expert on criminal law and sentencing, was recently interviewed by the New York Times for an article titled, “U.S. Prison Population Remained Stable as Pandemic Grew.”

“There are going to be less (prisoners) going in because of Covid, and they have more of an openness to getting people out,” Berman said. “It is politically and socially easier.”

Berman has been a professor at Moritz for more than two decades and was one of the youngest faculty members to ever win the The Ohio State University Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching (1999-2000), which is given to only 10 people each year from an eligible pool of nearly 3,000 faculty members.