Marisol Dominguez-Ruiz will be joining the ACLU National Prison Project to advocate on behalf of incarcerated people with disabilities by applying underused disability laws to carceral settings.
There, she will focus on litigation, increasing transparency, and collaborating with allies and local affiliates to end the harmful practice of solitary confinement for disabled prisoners. Her project will focus on three target states that have different laws and policies restricting the use of solitary confinement. Marisol graduated from LMU Loyola Law School where she advocated for the special education rights of system-involved youth through the Youth Justice Education Clinic. She also worked with the Collateral Consequences of Conviction Justice Program and helped clients with expungement services. During her first summer in law school, she interned at the California Appellate Project – San Francisco on the habeas team, which serves unrepresented death row clients. Subsequently, she participated in the Mexican American Bar Association’s Judicial Externship Program. Marisol graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in English and minor in Disability Studies.