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Angel Harris

Angel S. Harris, senior legal counsel, previously served as Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc., where her advocacy focused on capital defense, juvenile life without the possibility of parole, felon disenfranchisement and policing reform. Angel has experience litigating both civil and criminal cases and has authored or co-authored briefs filed in state and federal courts around the country. Additionally, Angel served as a Staff Attorney with the ACLU’s Capital Punishment Project where she represented death-sentenced prisoners nationwide and was a public defender in Louisiana. A nationally recognized expert on criminal justice and civil rights issues, Angel’s writing has appeared in the New York Times and the Huffington Post and she has provided commentary on “Democracy Now!,” “1A” and “The Roland Martin Show.” Angel is a graduate of Hampton University and Georgetown Law Center.