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Defending federal prisoners Sentenced to life
For drugs

The Decarceration Collective is a small - but mighty - team of women fighting to free people UNJUSTLY sentenced to life in prison for drugs and to end the policies that put them there.

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The Mission

DEFENDING FEDERAL PRISONERS SERVING LIFE FOR DRUGS

The Decarceration Collective's lawyers fight for people sentenced to life in federal prison for drugs. We boldly “Bring the 6th” — and advance the Constitution’s Sixth Amendment right to counsel. We focus on dismantling America's brutal drug laws.

DISRUPTING REENTRY OBSTACLES

The Decarceration Collective’s work does not end when people leave the prison gates. Many people are arrested by poverty long before they are arrested by police. We advocate for decarcerated access to housing, education, jobs, and mental health services.

DISMANTLING UNJUST FEDERAL DRUG LAWS

The Decarceration Collective amplifies the voices of people harmed by America’s unjust drug laws. We are criminal justice policy consultants who offer strategic communications and public relations counsel. We frequently liaison with members of Congress.

MiAngel Cody

Founder & Lawyer

MiAngel Cody picks locks to human cages. She is a Powerhouse Federal Lawyer nationally recognized for her dedicated defense of men and women sentenced to life in prison. MiAngel has defended hundreds of people in federal court and won freedom for 43 prisoners serving life sentences for drug offenses, including 6 successful presidential clemencies.

Attorney Cody is a 2014 recipient of the Federal Bar Association’s National Younger Federal Lawyer of the Year Award. She is a 2019 recipient of the American Constitution Society’s Legal Legends Award and Essence Magazine's 2019 Top 100 Women Changemakers in America.
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JACKI PHELPS, esq.

LITIGATION COUNSEL

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BELLA BAHHS

ARCHITECT OF COMMUNITY CONSTRUCTION

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calyssa zellars, ESQ.

CHIEF COUNSEL FOR IMPACT LITIGATION

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ANGELA WYNN

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

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DR. BRETTJET CODY

LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

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AUTUMN DAWKINS, C.P.A.

DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL LITERACY