Kells brings 5+ years of experience as an advocate for criminal justice reform. Formerly incarcerated in San Quentin, Kells is particularly interested in advocacy that supports getting people out of prison. Through the Outside Policy Fellowship, Kells looks forward to building relationships with politicians and lawmakers to help them ‘really see’ the people who are incarcerated: the conditions from which they came, provide real insight as to why people commit crimes, and encourage those in power to create healthy alternatives to confinement. Because Kells was incarcerated at 15, he has done his best to support young people not getting stuck in the system. In addition to his advocacy, Kells is also an artist, focused on music, spoken word, and rap. Kells shared his talent with EBC for our #SafetyIs campaign, please feel free to watch here