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Angel Sanchez

Angel is a formerly incarcerated leader and justice reform advocate with extensive professional and lived experience. When he was 16, he was sentenced to prison and served over 12 years before being released on supervision and homeless. Overcoming a number of reentry barriers, Angel began attending Valencia Community College while living in a Salvation Army homeless shelter. He later graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida and earned his J.D. in the top 10 percent of his class from the University of Miami School of Law. Angel was the Senior Policy Analyst at the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, where he also headed FRRC’s Fines and Fees pro bono program and led the organization’s efforts that informed and helped shape Covid-19 interventions for incarcerated and reentering individuals. Angel currently serves as a subject matter expert focusing on increasing access to higher education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students. You can learn more about Angel’s experience with the school to prison pipeline, incarceration, and reentry from his essay, In Spite of Prison, published by the Harvard Law Review