Gene Guerrero

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Gene Guerrero "is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Washington Office of the Open Society Institute. He concentrates on the fields of criminal justice and civil liberties and in this capacity, he works to reduce the excessive reliance on punishment and incarceration in the United States and to promote fair and equal treatment in all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system. Specifically, Guerrero coordinates working groups of state and local government representatives, civil rights advocates, criminal justice practitioners and academics to consider law enforcement reforms, sentencing changes, increased use of alternatives to imprisonment and programs to assist the reentry of prisoners back into society. Guerrero lobbies the US Congress on issues of importance to the Open Society Policy Center.

"Guerrero has a distinguished career as a civil rights advocate in Washington, DC and around the world. Prior to joining OSI, Guerrero served as the Director of the Torchlight Campaign at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights in Washington, DC. There, he directed a national legislative advocacy campaign to protect the rights of refugees. Before that, he was the Country Director of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in Namibia. Guerrero also spent many years working for the American Civil Liberties Union as the ACLU Georgia Director and in the ACLU Washington Office.

"Guerrero serves on the Board of the American Civil Liberties Union of the National Capital Area.

"Guerrero received his M.A. in History from Georgia State University. He holds a B.A. in Sociology from Emory University." [1]

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