Madeline Bailey


Madeline Bailey works as an advocacy manager with Vera’s Beyond Jails initiative to promote pretrial policy reform across the country. She works with state and national coalitions to advance pretrial justice in state legislatures and protect against reform rollbacks.

Before joining Vera in 2019, Madeline worked as an assistant public defender in the Post-Conviction Defenders Division of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, where she represented incarcerated people across the state in post-conviction and parole revocation proceedings. Before that, she worked at the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama, where she spent two years working on death penalty appeals and post-conviction petitions, and contributing to EJI’s racial justice and reentry work.

Madeline holds a BA from the University of Oregon and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.