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Jennifer Wedekind

Senior Staff Attorney

National Prison Project

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Jennifer Wedekind is a Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU National Prison Project. Jennifer’s work focuses on protecting and expanding the rights of incarcerated people. Jennifer has argued appellate cases in federal courts across the country, including the Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits, and has litigated matters in numerous other appellate and district courts. Prior to joining NPP, Jennifer was a trial attorney in the Special Litigation Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, where she worked to enforce the constitutional rights of people incarcerated in state prisons and local jails. Jennifer was also a Dunn Fellow and Staff Attorney at the ACLU of the District of Columbia, where she litigated and advocated on a wide range of issues including police excessive force, the rights of breastfeeding workers, and disability rights. Jennifer started her legal career as a litigation fellow at NPP. Jennifer is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and Georgetown Law.