Carl Takei is a Staff Attorney at the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union. At NPP, he litigates prison conditions class action suits in federal court and performs advocacy on issues of overincarceration, prison privatization, and immigration detention. His current advocacy work includes fighting unnecessary jail expansion projects and working to stop modern-day debtors’ prison practices in local courts and jails. He was recently a member of the trial team in Henderson v. Thomas, a class action lawsuit that successfully overturned the Alabama Department of Corrections’ policy of categorically segregating prisoners with HIV from other prisoners.
Before joining NPP, Carl served as a Staff Attorney/Tony Dunn Foundation Law Fellow at the ACLU of the Nation’s Capital, where his work focused on police misconduct and criminal justice issues in Washington, D.C. Carl holds an A.B. from Brown University and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston College Law School, and served as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Paul Barbadoro in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.