Andrea Armstrong

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Professor Andrea Armstrong joined the Loyola University New Orleans, College of Law faculty in 2010 and is currently the Dr. Norman C. Francis Distinguished Professor of Law.  She is a leading national expert on prison and jail conditions and is certified by the U.S. Department of Justice as a Prison Rape Elimination Act auditor.  Her research focuses on the constitutional dimensions of prisons and jails, specifically prison labor practices, the intersection of race and conditions of incarceration, and public oversight of detention  facilities.  She teaches in the related fields of constitutional law, criminal procedure, law and poverty, and race and the law.

In 2023, Professor Armstrong was named a MacArthur Fellow based on her work documenting and analyzing prison and jail conditions.  In 2019, she also received a three-year Interdisciplinary Research Leader grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, shared with the Voice of the Experienced and LSU Center for Healthcare Value and Equity, to examine the effects of incarceration on health service use in Louisiana, currently a global and national leader in incarceration rates. Professor Armstrong is a graduate of Yale Law School, the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (M.P.A.), and New York University (B.A.). She is also on LinkedIn.

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