Staff & Advisors

Staff & Consultants

  • Jean Casella, Director
  • Juan Moreno Haines, Editor-in-Chief
  • Katie Rose Quandt, Senior Writer/Editor
  • Valerie Kiebala, Managing Editor
  • Sara Vogel, Editorial and Project Associate
  • Alexandra Rivera, Project Associate
  • Marlies Talay, Lifelines to Solitary Project Manager
  • Kilhah St. Fort, Social Media Coordinator
  • Phoebe Holman, Edward Tie, Madeleine Wren, Editorial and Project Assistants
  • Vaidya Gullapalli, Victoria Law, Sarah Shourd, Contributing Writers
  • Michael Casella, Finance Consultant
  • James Ridgeway 1936-2021, Founding Director

Information on Internships at Solitary Watch


  • Lois Ahrens, Director, The Real Cost of Prisons Project
  • Stephen B. Bright, President and Senior Counsel Emeritus, Southern Center for Human Rights
  • 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, Consultant; former Deputy Director of 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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