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Denali Wilson, ACLU-NM

Denali Wilson, ACLU-NM

Denali Wilson is a staff attorney working to end excessive and extreme youth sentencing practices in New Mexico. She serves youth charged in adult courts in the state by litigating unconstitutional sentences, ensuring fair and constitutional parole hearings, and fighting for fair and age-appropriate sentencing reform.

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We deserve better than outdated posturing about crime

By: and - April 18, 2022

New Mexico’s 2022 legislative session revealed a troubling absence of the political will to pass meaningful public safety legislation in the Roundhouse.  Some elected officials relied on false and harmful rhetoric when it came to addressing public safety. Legislative efforts to address crime in New Mexico this year fell far short of measures that decades […]