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Profile: jonah.siegel

Jonah is the Research Director of the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission. He has conducted research on the criminal justice system for more than ten years for a range of government and nonprofit agencies including the Vera Institute of Justice and Michigan’s State Appellate Defender Office. His research interests revolve around access to justice, the efficient operation of the criminal justice system, prisoner reentry, and policy development. He completed his doctoral research at the University of Michigan on the prevalence and implications of parole revocation among technical violations in the state of Michigan. At MIDC, Jonah is responsible for identifying institutional research priorities, overseeing data collection and analysis, and translating research findings into best practices.

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July 1, 2017: NAPD announces Save the Date for 2017 Workloads Institute, to be held at SLU Law School (St. Louis, MO) on November 17-18, 2017. Click HERE for a brochure with details and faculty!
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April 16, 2017: 60 Minutes' Anderson Cooper features the Orleans Public Defenders and NAPD General Counsel in a substantive segment about public defenders' excessive workloads, pervasive injustice, and the obligation of defenders to resist the "conveyer belt" of mass-incarceration. You can watch the compelling segment HERE 

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On March 18, 2017 - the 54th anniversary of the Gideon v. Wainright decision - NAPD published its Foundational Principles, which are recommended to NAPD members and other persons and organizations interested in advancing the cause of equal justice for accused persons.