Jamie Fellner

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Jamie Fellner is senior counsel for the United States Program of Human Rights Watch.[1][2] The U.S. Program focuses on human rights violations within the United States. From 2004-09, she also served on the U.S. National Prison Rape Elimination Commission.[1][3]


Jamie Fellner obtained a bachelor's degree from Smith College and went on to obtain her Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall at the University of California-Berkeley. Fellner also completed doctoral work at Stanford University in Latin American history.[2] She also can speak Spanish. [4]

Media appearances[edit]

Fellner's work has been widely reported on by the mass media and she has been a guest on numerous television programs.[2] She has appeared as a guest on ABC Evening News, The Today Show, Hardball, Crossfire, The O'Reilly Factor, All Things Considered, Hannity and Colmes, and BBC News.[2]


Fellner also wrote articles for different newspapers& such as:

  • Lethal Injections Ill-Conceived, With Painful Results[5]
  • Pain and Punishment for Persons with Mental Disabilities Behind Bars in the USA[6]
  • Power Failure: NYC Judges Penalize The Poor[7]
  • "US Right to Curb Harsh Drug Sentences", Human Rights Watch[8]
  • "A Drug Abuse Policy That Fails Everyone", The Huffington Post[9]
  • US: A Nation Behind Bars, Human Rights Watch, 2014 [10]
  • Decent Decision, Huffington Post. [11]
  • About mentally ill prisoners. December 2015. [12]
  • About mistreatment of inmates, [13]
  • US civil Liberties after September 11. [14]


  1. ^ a b Johnson, Carrie. "Panel Sets Guidelines For Fighting Prison Rape", Washington Post, June 23, 2009, retrieved July 2, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d "The Commissioners". National Prison Rape Elimination Commission. Retrieved 2009-07-02.
  3. ^ Marshall, Carolyn (August 20, 2005). "Panel on Prison Rape Hears Victims' Chilling Accounts". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-02.
  4. ^ Jamie FellnerAsesora principal, Programa de Estados Unidos
  5. ^ Lethal Injections Ill-Conceived, With Painful Results
  6. ^ Pain and punishment for persons with mental disabilities behind bars in the USA
  7. ^ Power Failure: NYC Judges Penalize The Poor
  8. ^ US Right to Curb Harsh Drug Sentences
  9. ^ A Drug Abuse Policy That Fails Everyone
  10. ^ US: A Nation Behind Bars
  11. ^ Decent Decisions
  12. ^ US prison system abuses mentally ill inmates: report
  13. ^ Targeting Blacks
  14. ^ A Roundtable Discussion with Jamie Fellner, Elisa Massimino, and Michael RatnerDecember 31, 2002

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Jamie Fellner, bio from HRW, including links to several articles she penned.