Jesse Stout is excited to work towards abolition of the death penalty while serving on CRI’s board. He is a longtime criminal justice activist and attorney experienced in corporate law, criminal defense, and legislative advocacy. Jesse is an attorney at Greenbridge Corporate Counsel and a member of the No New SF Jail Coalition. He previously served as Policy Director at Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, organizing and lobbying to advance the rights of formerly incarcerated people. Jesse holds degrees from Brown University and UC Hastings College of the Law. During law school he interned with the California Assembly Public Safety Committee, analyzing legislation and making vote recommendations to then-chairman Asm. Tom Ammiano. Before law school, he served as executive director of the Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition; the RI Medical Marijuana Act ultimately overcame three gubernatorial vetoes, protecting thousands from arrest.