April Grayson

Campaign Surrogate and Statewide Coordinator for The Young Women's Freedom Center

April is the Statewide Coordinator for the Young Women’s Freedom Center, Sister Warrior’s Freedom Coalition. A coalition comprised of formerly and currently incarcerated women. The Young Women’s Freedom Center is an organization dedicated to building power in young people to be the leaders of change and raising awareness of the unfair sentencing and criminalization of young women and girls. She has dedicated her life to raising awareness of the mass incarceration of juveniles as well as women locked up in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). April is fully aware of the criminalization of women and girls as she spent 17 years in the carceral system. Knowing first-hand the terrors of incarceration, she has dedicated her life to giving women behind bars a voice. She also goes inside prisons to inspire and empower women with the hope of a better life. She is at the forefront of helping pass legislation that ensures women and girls get treated equally and without impartiality. She lives and loves what she does and will continue to fight until the system changes the way it treats our incarcerated women and young girls.