Deborah Golden

  • Lecturer

Deborah Golden is director of the DC Prisoners' Project of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. She has been with the project since it became a part of the Washington Lawyers' Committee in 2006. Her practice focuses on litigation of constitutional claims on behalf of prisoners in federal and state courts in several jurisdictions. She has also written extensively on issues related to the Prison Litigation Reform Act and its deleterious impact on the enforcement of constitutional rights.

Golden joined the DC Prisoners’ Legal Services Project in 2000, creating the project’s Women in Prison effort. Since that time, her work at the project has focused on a range of issues affecting the treatment of prisoners. In 2005, she led a collaborative effort with the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health to study incarcerated women’s access to care.

Prior to joining the DC Prisoners’ Legal Services Project, Golden received a Skadden Fellowship to work with the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund in Pikeville, Kentucky, handling a range of civil issues on behalf of victims of domestic violence.


  • J.D.
    University of Michigan
  • B.S.
    Penn State University
  • B.A.
    Penn State University

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