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  • Name: April Grayson

    Job Title: Policy Associate

    Company Name: Young Women's Freedom Center, Sister Warrior's Freedom Coalition

    Task Force Membership: Task Force on Long Sentences

    Bio: As the Policy Associate for a coalition comprised of formerly and currently incarcerated women, Grayson works to build power in young people to be leaders of change and raise awareness of the unfair sentencing and criminalization of young women and girls. She has dedicated her life to raising awareness of the mass incarceration of juveniles and women locked up in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. After spending 17 years in the carceral system, Grayson is fully aware of the criminalization of women and girls. Knowing first-hand the terrors of incarceration, she strives to give women behind bars a voice, and goes inside prisons to inspire and empower women with the hope of a better life. Grayson is at the forefront of legislative efforts intended to ensure women and girls are treated equally within the criminal justice system. She lives and loves what she does and will continue to fight until the system changes the way it treats our incarcerated women and young girls.