Hailey Fortson joined Compassion Prison Project in May 2020 as a policy volunteer and has been a mentor for Community Refugee and Immigration Services in Columbus, Ohio for several years. She is currently doing research for CPP on Ohio prison policy. She received a BA in international studies from The Ohio State University and hopes to start her career in social services and human rights. She was born in Mexico City and spent much of her time in college traveling. While in college, she worked as a lab assistant for Ohio State’s Office of Disability Services.