Here’s how James went from prisoner to freedom fighter, and how you can join the #FreeHer campaign to release 100 women now

Activist and former attorney Andrea C. James fights for incarcerated women. As executive director of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, she is taking on America’s prison industrial complex from the ground floor.

Her work specifically supports the women and girls often counted out as casualties of a broken system. She also advocates for cannabis prisoners, and a general overhaul of America’s approach criminal justice and rehabilitation.

“Standing in countless courtrooms defending Black and brown people against this system, and then becoming an incarcerated woman myself, I bring a…

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