Lee Ann is joining LCCRSF as a Justice Catalyst Fellow with the Immigrant Justice program. Lee Ann will work to stop private, for-profit prison corporations from harming detained immigrants in their custody and hold them accountable for the harms they have already inflicted. Lee Ann will investigate and challenge systemic, abusive practices by filing claims under a newly-enacted California law which facilitates suits against private prison corporations. She will also develop and leverage a network of pro bono attorneys to file creative habeas petitions to meet the urgent need of liberating those who are currently in harm’s way.
Lee Ann graduated from Berkeley Law in 2021. During law school, Lee Ann worked with immigrant communities in a variety of practice areas, including workers’ and tenants’ rights, public benefits, asylum, and detention conditions. Lee Ann received her Bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Environmental Studies from Washington University in St. Louis.