Sylvia A. Harvey

Fall 2019

Sylvia A. Harvey, an independent journalist, is writing a book, The Shadow System, which investigates the impact of mass incarceration on families. Through in-depth reporting focused on three affected families, she will review the collateral consequences that a family member’s incarceration has on the lives of children, partners, and other relatives. She will also show how social institutions, such as different aspects of the criminal justice, child welfare, and education systems, shape the lives of family members.


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