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Ronald Pierce

Policy Analyst
New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
Ron Pierce Policy Analyst Phone: 973-755-2828 Email: Ron Pierce is a Policy Analyst at the Institute. Ron is a frequent commentator and lecturer on issues related to voting rights, reentry, and the human rights of the incarcerated. Ron has testified before the State Assembly and Senate numerously on various topic and before the U.S. Secretary of Education concerning the Second Chance Pell Program. Ron has appeared on Television On Contact with Chris Hedges to discuss voting rights. His writing has been published in Star-ledger, The Appeal, NJ Spotlight and Truth Dig. Ron also has two chapters published in an Encyclopedia called American Prisons and Jails: An Encyclopedia of Controversies and Trends. Ron has also been a consultant on the writing of the Play Caged and was the subject in a Documentary, Voter. Ron has been part of the Expert Advisor and Editor of The Class by Chris Hedges. Ron works with the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice as part of the Technical Support Team for the NJ Sentence and Disposition Commission and has been appointed to the Advisory Board for the NJ Corrections Ombudsman. Ron is a member of the League of Women Voters, Greater New Brunswick Area, Transformative Justice Initiative and Returning Citizens Support Group. Ron sits on the Board of Directors for American Reentry Initiative, is a Co-Director of All of Us or None, South Jersey and is a Core member of the Coalition of Prison Justice Watch. Currently a Grad Student at Rutgers-Newark, School of Criminal Justice on a scholarship from New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prison (NJ Step) of which he is an alum. Ron completed his Undergraduate Studies in Justice Studies, Summa Cum Laude, from Rutgers University-Newark in 2018 and was a recipient of the Vera Institute Scholarship. Ron also completed the Just Leadership USA Leading with Conviction, Leadership Training Program. Ron’s message is always opportunity breeds hope and hope is the spark that ignites the fire of transformation.