Madeline Bailey

Madeline is a program associate in the Center on Sentencing and Corrections. She works primarily on Vera’s efforts to increase research and reform focused on rural jails across the country. Prior to joining Vera, she 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.

Previously, she spent two years as a Law Fellow at the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, where she represented people sentenced to death in Alabama and people sentenced to life without the possibility of parole as children, and assisted clients throughout the South as they navigated the challenges of reentry. Her other prior work includes the monitoring of population reduction efforts in California prisons with the Berkeley, California-based Prison Law Office. She holds a BA from the University of Oregon and a JD from Berkeley Law.