Andrea James

Founder of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls

Andrea James is the Founder of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, Founder and Executive Director of Families for Justice as Healing, the author of Upper Bunkies Unite: And Other Thoughts On the Politics of Mass Incarceration, a 2015 Soros Justice Fellow and a 2016 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights award recipient. Andrea worked within the criminal justice system for more than 25 years and is a former criminal defense attorney. In 2009 she was sentenced to serve a 24-month federal prison sentence. After a lifetime of work seeking justice on behalf of disenfranchised people, she was stunned at what she encountered upon entering the federal prison system as an incarcerated person and uses her experience to raise awareness of the effect of incarceration on women, children, and communities, and to shift from a criminal legal system to a system focusing on human justice.

Andrea James is the Founder of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, Founder and Executive Director of Families for Justice as Healing, the author of Upper Bunkies Unite: And Other Thoughts On the Politics of Mass Incarceration, a 2015 Soros Justice Fellow and a 2016 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights award recipient. Andrea worked within the criminal justice system for more than 25 years and is a former criminal defense attorney. In 2009 she was sentenced to serve a 24-month federal prison sentence. After a lifetime of work seeking justice on behalf of disenfranchised people, she was stunned at what she encountered upon entering the federal prison system as an incarcerated person and uses her experience to raise awareness of the effect of incarceration on women, children, and communities, and to shift from a criminal legal system to a system focusing on human justice.

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Lectures

12.04.2017 (1:39:32)

Criminal Justice Reform Right Now!