Matthew Jacobs worked as a Research Assistant for the Robina Institute during the summer of 2020, when he worked on the Prison Release: Degrees of Indeterminacy Project. He received an M.A. in philosophy and a B.A. in philosophy and Spanish from the University of Oregon. He is currently a University of Minnesota Law school student and a J.D. candidate for May of 2022. His research interests include the overlay of parole revocation liability with other hurdles to employment faced by low-income individuals with a record of justice involvement.