Jade Olivia Slaughter Morgan is a Staff Attorney at The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in Jackson, Mississippi and is a part of the Three Strikes Project. The goal of the Three Strikes Project is to reduce Mississippi’s incarceration population by asking the courts to allow individuals serving mandatory sentences for an opportunity to become parole eligible.
Previously, Jade worked as the Litigation Specialist at the ACLU of Mississippi. As a member of the legal team, Jade worked with attorneys, plaintiffs, and witnesses through matter screening, investigation, legal research, and litigation coordination. She worked on civil rights and civil liberties matters involving criminal justice, free speech, and discrimination against persons due to their sexual orientation or disability status.
Jade received her Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law. She is also a graduate of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where she earned a degree in Women’s Studies with a specialization in Gender and Social Justice.