Andrew Ntim will join Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, an abolitionist movement lawyering organization led by and for justice-impacted people of color. At LSPC, Andrew will mount a campaign demanding justice for the abuse and discrimination faced by the California prisoners classified as gang members. Andrew will (a) provide legal support to LSPC’s pending litigation on guard-imposed “gladiator fights” and racially motivated solitary confinement, (b) directly support the legal advocacy efforts of prisoners, their families, and other legal aid organizations through technical assistance, self-advocacy materials, and a prisoner legal hotline; and (c) fight these practices at the state and facility level through policy research, communications, and community organizing.
Andrew is a 2022 graduate of Yale Law School and a 2018 graduate of Stanford University. At Yale, he was a part of the Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic, where he represented clients in federal sentencing proceedings, and the Trans Justice Practicum, where he supported the work of jailhouse lawyers in Maryland fighting for LGBTQ+ rights behind bars. Additionally, Andrew was the Political Action Chair for OutLaws, a founding member of the Yale Law School National Lawyers Guild, and an extern with the Center for Constitutional Rights, Civil Rights Corps, Law for Black Lives, Advancement Project, and the Water Protector Legal Collective.