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Maria Morris

Senior Staff Attorney, National Prison Project



Maria Morris is a Senior Staff Attorney with the ACLU’s National Prison Project, where she litigates on behalf of people incarcerated throughout the country. She has extensive experience in the field. She led the successful litigation against the Alabama Department of Corrections for its failure to provide constitutionally adequate mental health care and accommodations for persons with disabilities. She was also a member of the overcrowding trial team in Brown v. Plata.

Prior to joining the ACLU, Maria was a Supervising Staff Attorney the Southern Poverty Law Center, an associate with Rosen, Bien, Galvan & Grunfeld, LLP, and a law clerk Judge William Canby of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Maria graduated from Emory University School of Law and Barnard College.