MiAngel Cody picks locks to human cages. She won presidential clemency for five prisoners serving life sentences. Ms. Cody has defended hundreds of people in federal court, achieving a range of courtroom victories—from jury acquittals to successful federal appeals to significantly reduced sentences. In 2014, Ms. Cody received the Federal Bar Association’s Younger Federal Lawyer of the Year Award.
Amanda Bashi cuts concrete with a keyboard. Amanda’s work freed more than a dozen prisoners from living death sentences, and returned more than 10,000 months of freedom to men and women over-punished during America’s failed Drug War. In 2014, Amanda received the Outstanding Young Attorney Award from the Illinois Assn of Criminal Defense Lawyers.