Justice Champions of Change:

The advocate fighting for legal empowerment in U.S. prisons

NYU CIC
NYU CIC
Nov 26, 2019 · 11 min read

Jhody Polk has moved from being incarcerated for seven years in a United States prison to leading a movement to give incarcerated people better representation and treatment. In 2018 she launched the Legal Empowerment and Advocacy Hub (LEAH), the first participatory defense hub in the state of Florida. LEAH is also the home of the Jailhouse Lawyers Initiative which supports incarcerated law clerks and jailhouse lawyers — individuals on the inside who are working to provide better