2020 Grinnell Prize Winner

Alexander McLean, founder and director general of Justice Defenders, was selected to receive the 2020 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize. McLean and Justice Defenders provide legal assistance, training, and education to incarcerated people and select prison staff in four African countries. Justice Defenders has reached 50,000 prisoners through legal awareness sessions in the past 11 years and opened Uganda’s first prison-based legal aid clinic to provide free legal advice and assistance.

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