Sara Bennett has been a public defender specializing in battered women and the wrongly convicted, book author (The Case Against Homework), and anti-homework advocate (founding the non-profit Stop Homework. She has won clemencies from both Governors George Pataki and Andrew Cuomo and has successfully taken several clients through the parole board process.

Her photo essay about her pro bono client, Spirit on the Inside: Reflections on Doing Time with Judith Clark, was selected for the 2014 INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self- Published Books at the Phoenix Art Museum. Her series, Life After Life in Prison, has been exhibited more than a dozen times, and been featured in, among others, the New York Times, PBS New Hour/Art Beat, the Marshall Project, Everyday Incarceration, and the Washington Post photo blog.