As the Prison Advocacy Coordinator, Elliot leads advocacy and policy implementation with currently and formerly incarcerated people and their families. Elliot coordinates resources and volunteer support for EBC’s Prison Mail Program, and works in coalitions to track developments and strategize on post-conviction relief, self-advocacy, and resentencing opportunities for people in California prisons and jails.
Elliot has worked with Ella Baker Center since 2015 when they joined as a Law Clerk supporting bail reform efforts before graduating from U.C. Hastings College of Law. Since then, Elliot has stayed involved as a Prison Mail Night volunteer, a member of Decarcerate Alameda County, and as a policy consultant focusing on Penal Code section 1170(d)(1) resentencing and rapid response during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Elliot collaborated with EBC and key partners including people inside San Quentin to produce the “Back to Court” Resentencing Guide which provides a roadmap for early release from prison. Elliot’s other prior work experience includes Transgender Law Center, the Center for Genetics and Society, and the General Assistance Advocacy Project. Elliot is passionate about transformative justice, healing for survivors of gendered violence, and supporting artists who are currently inside prisons and jails.