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Kaitlin Jackson


Kaitlin Jackson is a research fellow at the National Registry of Exonerations. She graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2011, where she worked in the Juvenile Justice Clinic and researched wrongful convictions in child sex abuse cases for Professor Samuel Gross. After law school she worked for three years as a public defender in Nassau County, New York. As a public defender she represented clients in misdemeanor court, felony screening court, mental health court and one of New York state's first human trafficking courts. Kaitlin joined the Registry in June 2014. She is responsible for supervising and contributing to a research project analyzing official misconduct in exoneration cases. She also edits case summaries, and manages the Registry's web and media presence.