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Jessica Jackson Sloan

National Director, #cut50

Jessica Jackson Sloan is the national director and co-founder of #cut50, a bipartisan effort to cut the U.S. prison population in half. Her first marriage was destroyed by the incarceration industry when her then-husband was sentenced to prison for a non-violent, drug-related offense. Jessica is a human rights attorney who has dedicated her life to ending the death penalty and closing prisons. Her work to craft better policies that help, not hurt, communities and families was sparked by her first-hand experiences. Jessica is also a member of the Mill Valley City Council, currently serving as the city's vice-mayor. She is one of the youngest elected official in Marin County history. Jessica earned her B.A in Political Science from the University of South Florida Honors College and her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law where she received the Dean's Outstanding Student Leadership Award.

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