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Kelly Davis

Senior Editor, The Appeal

Kelly Davis, Senior Editor for The Appeal, is a San Diego-based journalist whose work focuses on prison and jail conditions and the criminalization of mental illness. Her reporting has appeared in The Guardian, The Intercept, The Crime Report, Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Vice and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange and has prompted two California laws protecting the rights of juvenile detainees. She currently writes The Appeal’s Coronavirus in Jails and Prisons series.