Eric Sutton III

Eric Sutton III is a Program Associate with the Reshaping Prosecution program, working with elected prosecutors across the country to end mass incarceration, address racial disparities, and make their offices more accountable to the communities they serve. He holds a M.A. in Teaching and Education from Marian University where he performed action research focusing on the intersections of linguistic equity, cradle-to-prison pipelines, and community responsive curriculums while serving as a TFA corps member. Prior to joining Vera, he worked at the Office of the Mayor in Indianapolis as an Urban Leaders Fellow policy consultant where he helped design educational grant programs for folks from undeserved communities.

Eric also worked with the Black Institute in NYC on campaigns centering environmental justice, voting rights expansion and increasing access to small business loans for Black women owned businesses. In 2016, Eric taught at and co-organized the Freedom School in Abbeville, SC where he took part in tracing histories from slavery to mass incarceration, and erecting the first national landmark commemorating a lynching victim (Anthony Crawford) in the United States. Eric earned his B.A. in Sociology and International Politics from Kenyon College.