12 Facts About Alvin Bronstein


Alvin J Bronstein was an American lawyer, and founder and Director Emeritus of the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation.

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Alvin Bronstein was a consultant to state and federal correctional agencies, appeared as an expert witness on numerous occasions and has edited or authored books and articles on human rights and corrections'.

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Alvin Bronstein was born in Brooklyn to Louis and Lillian Bronstein, who both worked in sales.

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Alvin Bronstein attended Erasmus Hall High School, then the City College of New York before graduating from New York Law School with an LL.

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Alvin Bronstein began his career working in the American South during the Civil Rights Movement, becoming the Chief Staff Counsel of the Lawyers' Constitutional Defense Committee from 1964 to 1968 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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Alvin Bronstein litigated civil rights cases during that time in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana, and represented the major civil rights organizations in the South.

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Alvin Bronstein was a Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, from 1969 to 1971.

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Alvin Bronstein served as the director of the National Prison Project from 1972 until 1995.

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Alvin Bronstein served as a board member of Penal Reform International and a member of the Assembly of Delegates for the World Organization Against Torture.

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Alvin Bronstein had three children from his first marriage to Kate Ransohoff- Lisa Snitzer of Philadelphia, Susie Renner of Piedmont, Calif.

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Alvin Bronstein had seven grandchildren- Ian, Zoe, Sasha, Daniel, Ava, Corinna, and Sadie.

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Alvin Bronstein died of Alzheimer's disease on October 24,2015, in Centreville, Maryland.

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