Jesselyn McCurdy is a legislative counsel in the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington Legislative Office, and is responsible for defending civil liberties in Congress and in the executive branch in the area of criminal justice.
As legislative counsel, McCurdy covers various criminal justice issues, including drug policy, capital punishment, police accountability, prisoners’ rights, mandatory minimums, racial profiling, and federal sentencing guidelines. She is also a member of the ACLU’s Safe and Free team.
McCurdy received a B.A. in journalism and a B.A. in political science from Rutgers University and a J.D. from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.