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Maddy DeLone

Prisoners' Rights Attorney

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The Innocence Project Executive Director Maddy DeLone shares what led her to fight for the rights of the wrongly incarcerated.

Maddy's Biography

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Favorite Memories: Summers in Maine with family
Lesson Learned: "Life makes sense in retrospect."
Where Does Her Strength Come From: Family

Maddy DeLone is the Executive Director of the Innocence Project, a non-profit legal organization committed to exonerating the wrongly convicted through the use of DNA testing and criminal justice system reform. Since its founding in 1992, the Innocence Project’s work has resulted in many innocent people being released from prison and Death Row, many of whom had served over a decade of prison time. DeLone previously served as an attorney with the Prisoners’ Rights Project of the Legal Aid Society. A Skadden Fellow, she also worked as a staff attorney for Children’s Rights, Inc. and as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Sweet.

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