Heather Ann Thompson writes about, and consults regularly on, the history as well as present day implications of prisons, punishment and policing in the United States.

Via her company Context Ink, Thompson also lends her  historical expertise to the film and television industry, and offers myriad other services to studios as well as production companies in the U.S. and internationally.

For more information on the various policy boards and institutions for which Thompson plays an advisory or consulting role click here.

For more information on Thompson’s talks on the subject of prisons, policing and other policy matters click here (for media interviews and talks specifically related to Thompson’s book Blood in the Water click here).

For more information on the work that Thompson does for the film and television industry via her company Context Ink, click here.

Thompson on the bringing history to film: "Balancing Historical Accuracy and a Gripping Story Is a Challenge. ‘The Post’ Nails It"