Staff & Advisors

Staff & Consultants

James Ridgeway 1936-2021, Founding Director
Jean Casella, Director

Vaidya Gullapalli, Staff Writer/Editor
Katie Rose Quandt, Juan Moreno Haines, Senior Contributing Writers and Editors-at-Large

Sara Rain Tree, Editorial and Project Associate
Marlies Talay, Lifelines to Solitary Project Coordinator
Lauren Radke, Lifelines to Solitary Project Assistant

Roxanne Barnes, Veronica Riccobene, Sarah Shourd, Contributing Writers

Allie Altshule, Chiamaka Iheoma, Lucia Hernandez, Mirilla Zhu, Research and Reporting Interns
[Get more information on internships at Solitary Watch.]

Michael Casella, Finance Consultant
Aziz Dehkan, Eighty 20 Group, Development Consultant

Advisors

Lois Ahrens, Director, The Real Cost of Prisons Project

Stephen B. Bright, President and Senior Counsel Emeritus, Southern Center for Human Rights

David Bruck, Professor and Director, Virginia Captial Case Clearinghouse, Washington and Lee University School of Law

David C. Fathi, Director, ACLU National Prison Project

Bonnie Kerness, Coordinator, Prison Watch Project and STOPMAX Campaign, American Friends Service Committee

Robert King, activist and author; member of the Angola 3

Terry Kupers, MD, MSP, Institute Professor, The Wright Institute Graduate School of Psychology; clinical psychiatrist and expert in forensic mental health

Michael B. Mushlin, Professor, Pace University School of Law

Wilbert Rideau, journalist and author; former editor of the Angolite at the Louisiana State Pententiary

Laura Rovner, Associate Professor and Director, Civil Rights Clinic, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Meryl Schwartz, Deputy Director, The Innocence Project

Jeffrey St. Clair, Editor, Counterpunch

Liliana Segura, Senior Editor, The Intercept

Charles Sullivan, Executive Director, CURE

Peter Wagner, Executive Director, Prison Policy Initiative

Affiliations are for identification purposes only.

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