Becky Feldman provides support to a coalition of Second Look advocates and litigators across the country, who are representing or supporting individuals seeking relief from extreme prison sentences. Her priorities include building a Second Look Network that will connect advocates to litigation, legislative, and communications support materials.
Prior to joining the Sentencing Project, Feldman was the Chief of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Sentencing Review Unit, where she reviewed decades-old convictions and sentences. Over a 2-year period, the unit successfully supported the release of 51 individuals, mostly serving life sentences. Feldman also previously served as the Deputy Public Defender for Maryland’s Office of the Public Defender, and as the Chief of the Post Conviction Defenders Division. Most notably, she managed the Agency’s state-wide Unger litigation that resulted in the release of 200 inmates back into Maryland communities, after having served 30-50 years in prison.
Feldman received her undergraduate degree from the Loyola University at Maryland and her juris doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law.