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Jesse Stout

Jesse Stout

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Policy Director
San Francisco, CA, USA


Jesse Stout joined Legal Services for Prisoners with Children as Policy Director in May of 2013, and is passionate about reducing the harms of incarceration. Jesse is a criminal defense attorney and longtime criminal justice activist. He also enjoys concerts, Scrabble, and science fiction. Jesse first entered community organizing through the drug policy reform movement, and is a former board member of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. He is a graduate of Brown University and UC Hastings College of the Law. During law school, he was an intern with the California Assembly Public Safety Committee, analyzing legislation and making vote recommendations to the chairman, Assm. Tom Ammiano. Before attending law school, Jesse served as the executive director of the Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition. In this role, he organized the medical marijuana patient community and helped draft legislation; the RI Medical Marijuana Act ultimately overcame three gubernatorial vetoes, protecting thousands from arrest.
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