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Welcome, Jorge Renaud! | Prison Policy Initiative

Welcome, Jorge Renaud!

Our new Senior Policy Analyst brings a wealth of organizing, writing, and policy experience.

by Wendy Sawyer, May 30, 2018

Jorge RenaudPlease welcome our new Senior Policy Analyst, Jorge Renaud.

Jorge’s new role marks a return to policy work after three years of community organizing, most recently at Grassroots Leadership in Austin, Texas. Jorge also holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin.

He is an accomplished writer: While incarcerated, he wrote as a contributing columnist for Hispanic Link Weekly Report, focusing on race and incarceration, published poetry and essays, and authored a book, Behind the Walls: A Guide for Families and Friends of Texas Prison Inmates.

At the Prison Policy Initiative, Jorge is focused on writing about criminal justice policy in ways that will fuel the work being done by those directly affected by the criminal justice system.

Welcome, Jorge!


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4 responses:

  1. Robert E Zieger says:

    Welcome, Jorge–

    Did you happen to know Skot Oh or anyone from Inside Books in Austin? Good friend of mine and I support that group every year.

    1. Hi Robert- Jorge recognized Skot Oh’s name immediately! He was excited to hear about the mutual friend. He doesn’t comment on this blog, but if you ever want to get in touch with him, you can reach out on our contact page: https://www.prisonpolicy.org/contact.html.

  2. Andrea Mccutcheon says:

    I live in Texas near Denton where is the closest place I can go buy your book? I need one like yesterday! Lol love your story

    1. Wendy Sawyer says:

      Hi Andrea – Thanks for getting in touch. You can buy Jorge’s book here on Amazon.

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