Josie Duffy Rice

Josie Duffy Rice is a journalist and lawyer. As a senior reporter for The Appeal, she covers prosecutors, prisons, and other criminal justice issues, and co-hosts the podcast Justice in America with Clint Smith. She is also currently a senior strategist at The Justice Collaborative. Josie is a 2019 Type Media Fellow and a Civic Media Fellow at University of Southern California’s Annenberg Innovation Lab.

Josie’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Slate, Gawker, Ebony, and Spook Mag, among others. Previously, she was a staff writer at Daily Kos, where she covered prosecutors and criminal justice. She is also the co-founder and former editor-in-chief of Seven Scribes, a website that featured essays, fiction, interviews, investigative journalism, and cultural analysis by young writers of color.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Josie previously worked on local voting rights and criminal justice policy at the Center for Popular Democracy.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Columbia University. Josie lives in Atlanta with her husband and son.