Grainne Dunne is a Research and Program Associate in the Brennan Center’s Justice Program where she supports the organization’s work to end mass incarceration. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Dunne worked for the Maine affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union. While at the ACLU of Maine, Dunne worked on legislation banning the shackling of pregnant women, collaborated with law enforcement to garner support for state-level policy reform and led a study on Maine’s practice of jailing indigent defendants unable to pay their court-ordered fines, featured in the Boston Globe, Portland Press Herald and in the Marshall Project’s daily newsletter.
Dunne holds a B.A. in Politics from Mount Holyoke College, graduating in 2011 with high honors.
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