Nell Bernstein

Honored by the White House as a "Champion of Change"

Nell Bernstein is the author of All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated, a Newsweek “Book of the Week,” and Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison (both published by The New Press). She is a former Soros Justice Media Fellow and a winner of a White House Champion of Change award. Her articles have appeared in Newsday, Salon, Mother Jones, and the Washington Post, among other publications. She lives in Albany, California.

News and Reviews

Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard writes about Burning Down the House.

The American Bar Association has awarded Nell Bernstein’s Burning Down the Hous

The Awl

Sara Mayeux speaks with Nell Bernstein about her stance on abolishing juvenile prisons.

The National Memo

Read an excerpt from Burning Down the House.


Books by Nell Bernstein

All Alone in the World
Children of the Incarcerated

Nell Bernstein

Burning Down the House
The End of Juvenile Prison

Nell Bernstein