Cathleen Price is a 1992 graduate of Columbia College who presently practices law. She works to confront the disaster of mass incarceration that has resulted from the over-reliance on the prison system as a solution to our society's problems. Since 1997, she has worked on behalf of death-sentenced prisoners, offenders subject to excessively harsh punishments, and communities marginalized by poverty and chronic discrimination. She litigates on behalf of individuals and also advocates before legislators and other policymakers. In addition to practicing law, Ms. Price provides training and consultation assistance to a range of activists and organizations whose work challenges the despair of the prevailing system of criminal justice. She is a 1996 graduate of Harvard Law School, which in 2004 awarded her its Gary Bellow Public Service Award.