Ashleigh LaCourse is a Doctoral Student in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Her research interests include corrections, reentry, and prison programming, with a focus on educational and vocational training programs. She earned her M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She also earned her M.Ed. in Counseling and Development from Winthrop University and completed her B.A. in Justice and Law at American University.