Fred Patrick

Fred Patrick joined Vera in July 2012 as the project director of the Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education Project. In 2015, he was named director of the Center on Sentencing and Corrections, which he led until his passing in July 2019. As director of CSC, Fred led his team to envision a commitment to human dignity even in prison, including work to expand access to college in prison and eliminate solitary confinement; reduce the use of jails, and increase access to public housing for people coming home from prison. Fred pursued a life of public service and generosity. There are thousands of people throughout the country who are thriving today because of Fred’s work.