Lisa Armstrong is an award-winning journalist with credits in The New York Times, The Intercept, The Daily Beast, Rolling Stone, USA Today, The New Yorker and other outlets. She is currently reporting on incarceration and has written about the spread of COVID19 in New York State prisons and young people who were sentenced to life without parole as minors. She also produced a documentary for CBS News about the role that mental health care provided by for-profit companies has played in an increase in suicides in state prisons, and directed a documentary about a young man who was incarcerated in an adult prison when he was 16. The film, “Little Boy Lost,” premiered in May 2017 and was featured in the Social Impact track at SXSW 2018.
Armstrong was a 2020-2021 Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellow, 2019 United States Artists Fellow in Writing and a 2018 Justice Reporting Fellow for the John Jay/Langeloth Foundation Fellowship on Reinventing Solitary Confinement.
She is a professor at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.