Jessica S. Henry

professor and writer about all things justice

Jessica S. Henry is an Associate Professor in the Department of Justice Studies at Montclair State University, where she joined the faculty after serving as a public defender for nearly a decade, Professor Henry teaches a wide range of courses, including Criminal Law and Procedure, Death Penalty Perspectives, Hate Crimes, and Wrongful Convictions. Professor Henry has appeared as a frequent commentator on national television, radio, and in print media, and is a frequent blogger with the Huffington Post and a contributing editor at the Wrongful Convictions blog. Her areas of research include wrongful convictions, severe sentences (including the death penalty and life without parole), hate crimes, prisoner reentry, and the criminal justice system.