2023 Elder Freeman Policy Fellow
I am honored to introduce myself as a 2023 Elder Freeman Policy Fellow. Coming from a life of gangs, trauma, abuse and neglect lead me to a life of crime and imprisonment with a Life Without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP) sentence. I uniquely understand the challenges individuals and families face when impacted by these outlandish cruel, and draconian sentencing practices. Inside I dealt with this life altering trauma by speaking out for those who were too old or too young to use or understand how powerful their voice could be. I came out of that LWOP sentence with the fight of a lioness.
This fight in me fuels my passion for Justice Reform, BPH Oversight and am actively campaigning to streamline the commutation process and abolish the outdated, inhumane and outright racist sentencing of LWOP. I’m excited to learn about policy and the process of writing legislation that will make a positive impact on our community.