Abd’allah Lateef is Co-Deputy Director of the Campaign for Fair Sentencing of Youth.
In spite of being condemned to life without the possibility of parole at 17 years old - and without hope of being released from prison, Abd’Allah sought to transcend the ordinary in order to become extraordinary. Abd’allah studied legal jurisprudence and he worked as a paralegal within the Paraprofessional Law Clinic, Inc.
Since his release, Abd’Allah continues his advocacy efforts. Today, along with being a Senior Strategist & Racial Equity Specialist for the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, Abd’Allah is also a member of the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition; a member of the Univ of Penn Goldring Reentry Initiatives Advisory Board; a Board members at the Center for Employment Opportunities; a Board Member at New Leash on Life.