Hannah Riley joined the Southern Center for Human Rights in 2017. She began her career in the world of wrongful convictions, working at the Innocence Project to educate the public about the criminal legal system’s fallibility, advance litigation goals through strategic communications, and support exonorees in telling their stories. She is also a freelance writer, focused mostly on the harms of the criminal legal system, with pieces in The Nation, Slate, Huffington Post, and other outlets. She holds a Master’s Degree in Criminology from the University of Cambridge, where she concentrated her research on prosecutorial misconduct, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She is a 2021 New Leaders Council fellow.