Amy Fettig

Amy Fettig
Placed Leader

Amy Fettig

Executive Director
The Sentencing Project

April 28, 2020

Koya is delighted to announce the placement of Amy Fettig as the next Executive Director of The Sentencing Project, a social justice organization that works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.

Amy Fettig most recently served as Deputy Director for the ACLU’s National Prison Project, where she oversaw federal class action prison conditions cases. Her practice focused on claims regarding medical and mental health care in prison, solitary confinement, prison rape and sexual abuse, and comprehensive reform in juvenile facilities. Fettig was also the director of the ACLU’s nationwide Stop Solitary campaign seeking to end the practice of extreme isolation in our nation’s prisons, jails and juvenile detention centers through public policy reform, state and federal legislation, litigation and public education.

A leading authority on women prisoners, Fettig also worked with a wide range of ACLU affiliates on both campaigns to end the shackling of pregnant women and their advocacy strategies around women’s health and menstrual equity in prison. A national expert on prisoner rights law, she provided technical legal assistance and strategic counsel to advocacy groups and lawyers around the country and has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University. Prior to law school, Fettig worked with women prisoners, returned citizens, and their families in New York City.

She holds a BA, with distinction from Carleton College; a Master’s from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs; and a JD from Georgetown University. Fettig is a member of the New York State Bar (2002) and the Bar for the District of Columbia (2006).


Read the press release: The Sentencing Project Announces Amy Fettig as Next Executive Director.