Lea Hunter is a research associate for Criminal Justice Reform at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Hunter worked in former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) office and interned for the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee. Hunter graduated summa cum laude from the University of Utah, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and interned for the Utah state commissioner of higher education and The Road Home women’s shelter. Her undergraduate thesis focused on the discourse of gender in public policy. Hunter is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah.

By Lea Hunter
Ending Cash BailCenter for American ProgressMarch 16, 2020
Fact Sheet: Trump Says One Thing and Does Another on Criminal JusticeCenter for American ProgressFebruary 3, 2020
Infographic: President Trump Falsely Claims To Be a Criminal Justice ReformerCenter for American ProgressJune 20, 2019
Congress Must Reauthorize, Expand, and Improve VAWA in 2019Center for American ProgressMay 8, 2019
The 1994 Crime Bill Continues to Undercut Justice Reform—Here’s How to Stop ItCenter for American ProgressMarch 26, 2019
Infographic: How Prison Reform Works in the FIRST STEP ActCenter for American ProgressDecember 18, 2018
Rethinking Federal Marijuana PolicyCenter for American ProgressMay 1, 2018
Second Chance Cities: Local Efforts to Promote Re-Entry SuccessCenter for American ProgressApril 19, 2018
How Cities Are Getting Smart on Second ChancesCenter for American ProgressApril 19, 2018
‘We Are Resilient’: The Power of the Black CommunityCenter for American ProgressDecember 18, 2017
President Trump’s Agenda Undermines His Rhetoric on Opioid MisuseCenter for American ProgressNovember 2, 2017