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Ronald D. Simpson-Bey is a national leader in the movement to decarcerate America and currently working as the Executive Vice President for JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA). He is also a 2015 Leading with Conviction (LwC) Fellow with JLUSA and committed to cutting the national prison population in half by 2030. Ronald is an LPI Trained Leadership Coach and is a contributing author to the book, Smart Decarceration: Achieving Criminal Justice Transformation in the 21st Century.


Ronald serves as the Vice-Chair for the ABA Criminal Justice Section Victims Committee; as a board member for the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA); as a board member of the Michigan Center for Youth Justice (MYCJ); and as a board member for Nation Outside. He is an engaged, thoughtful, and creative leader, founding many enrichment programs rooted in transformation, redemption, and self-accountability. Ronald attended Eastern Michigan University, Mott Community College, and Jackson Community College. @BeySimpson,

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