Molly Gill is the Vice President of Policy for Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM, www.famm.org), a nonpartisan, nonprofit sentencing reform organization in Washington, DC. She coordinates FAMM’s sentencing reform campaigns in states across the country and works with state and federal lawmakers, affected family members, and other criminal justice stakeholders to promote sentencing and prison policies that are cost-effective, protect public safety, fit the crime and the individual, and preserve families. Gill also serves as a commissioner on the District of Columbia Sentencing Commission.
Prior to coming to FAMM in 2007, Gill practiced construction and commercial litigation and began her legal career in the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, assisting with the prosecution of murders, gang crimes, and gun offenses. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Oral Roberts University, where her Christian faith inspired her to advocate on behalf of prisoners.
In her free time, Gill is an avid musician. She is a classically trained violist and a member of the DC Concert Orchestra, and a guitarist who aspires to one day sound a bit like Gillian Welch.
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