Staff

QUINN COZZENS

Quinn Cozzens is the Life-Without-Parole Fellow for ALC. He is a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a 2016 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

BRET GROTE

Bret Grote is the Legal Director of ALC, and a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and was recognized as the Distinguished Public Interest Scholar for his graduating class. He was the Isabel and Alger Hiss Racial Justice Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights in 2012. In addition to his work at Abolitionist Law Center, Bret has been a volunteer investigator, organizer, and researcher with HRC since 2007.

ROBERT SALEEM HOLBROOK

Robert Saleem Holbrook is a Paralegal and Community Organizer for ALC. He is a co-founder of the Human Rights Coalition, an organization with chapters in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh that is composed of family members of prisoners and which advocates on behalf of the civil and human rights of prisoners. He also sit on the advisory boards of the Amistad Law Project and Youth Arts and Empowerment Project. He is also a member of 1Hood, a movement of socially conscious hip hop artists and community activists and started a prison chapter called 1Hood United to help mentor youth in Pennsylvania’s state prisons. He has a degree in paralegal studies and has written extensively on issues related to prison abuse, social injustice and juveniles charged and sentenced as adults. He was released from prison in 2018 after spending over two decades incarcerated for an offense he was convicted of as a child offender.

MIRACLE JONES

Miracle Jones is the Communications Director for ALC. She is a 2018 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh school is law and a current candidate for the School of Social Work. Her focus is on alleviating barriers formerly incarcerated individuals face upon reentering society.

LAUREN JOHNSON

Lauren Johnson is the Program Coordinator and Mitigation Specialist for ALC.  She graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 2015 with a graduate degree in social work.  Prior to working with ALC, Lauren has worked and volunteered in various aspects of the nonprofit sector, including domestic violence advocacy, HIV/AIDS awareness, international development, mental health services, and disaster relief.

DUSTIN MCDANIEL

Dustin McDaniel is the Executive Director of ALC, and is a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is a 2012 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Public and International Affairs.