Madeline Bailey

Madeline is a senior program associate focused on pretrial justice and jail decarceration. She works primarily on Vera’s advocacy efforts related to pretrial practice reform 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, contributed to EJI’s racial justice work, and assisted clients throughout the South as they navigated the challenges of reentry. Her other past work includes monitoring prison population reduction efforts in California with the Prison Law Office based in Berkeley, California. She holds a BA from the University of Oregon and a JD from Berkeley Law.