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  • Dr. Jonah Siegel


    Dr. Jonah Siegel is the Research Director of the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission, a statewide oversight agency tasked with reforming indigent defense systems across the state. In this capacity, he is responsible for identifying institutional research priorities, overseeing data collection and analysis, and translating research findings into best practices. He has conducted research on the criminal legal system for more than fifteen years for a range of government and nonprofit agencies including the Vera Institute of Justice and Michigan’s State Appellate Defender Office. He completed his doctoral research in Sociology and Social Work at the University of Michigan on the prevalence and implications of parole revocation for technical violations. In addition to this work, Jonah also organizes locally to reduce the reach of the carceral state and hold system actors accountable to developing transparent, evidence-based models that center system-involved individuals and communities.