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Welcome Alison Walsh!

by Peter Wagner, January 28, 2016

Alison WalshPlease welcome our new Policy & Communications Associate, Alison Walsh.

Alison is a 2009 graduate of Vassar College with a degree in American Culture, where her weekly classes with people incarcerated at the Otisville Prison and Dutchess County Jail through the Green Haven Prison Program introduced her to the need for prison reform.

Welcome Alison!

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