The analyses based on the 1997 survey were presented in this briefing were prepared by Paul Hirschfield, consultant to Human Rights Watch. Additional research was undertaken by Susanne Katzenstein, Human Rights Watch intern, and Jamie Fellner, U.S. Program Director, who wrote the briefing. The report was edited by Malcolm Smart, Program Director, and Jim Ross, Senior Legal Advisor. Natalie Rainer and Patrick Minges provided production assistance.
We gratefully acknowledge funding provided by the Open Society Institute for Human Rights Watch's work on criminal justice policies in the United States.