Kung Li

Kung joined the Southern Center in 1999 as a staff attorney, focusing on litigating prison and jail conditions in Georgia and Alabama. They were lead and co-counsel in a number of major cases, including class action litigation challenging extreme overcrowding and poor medical care in various jails; guard brutality in a Georgia prison known for incarcerating the state’s most seriously mentally ill men; the lack of indigent defense in Coweta County, Georgia; and on behalf of all women incarcerated in Alabama. Kung became the Southern Center’s fourth director in 2006 and served in that capacity until the end of 2009.
 
Kung attended NYU School of Law and was editor in chief of the Review of Law and Social Change. They were a Soros Justice Fellow and named by American Lawyer as one of the nation’s top 50 young litigators.