Quintin Williams

Heartland Alliance, Campaign Manager, Fully Free: The Campaign to End Permanent Punishments

Quintin Williams is a Campaign Manager for Fully Free: The Campaign to End Permanent Punishments, a Schmitt Fellow, a Doctoral Candidate in Sociology at Loyola University Chicago, and a 2018 leading with Conviction fellow with JLUSA. His dissertation is examining the role of housing insecurity on re-entry outcomes in two counties. Williams’ research interests include the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Social Inequality, and Crime and Punishment. Williams works with the RROCI (Restoring Rights and Opportunities Coalition of Illinois) working with and for people with records advocating for the expansion of opportunities for people with records and broader criminal justice reform in Illinois. Believing in the inherent worth of all people, Williams’ work expands opportunities for the most marginalized, and examines the role of lived experience in policy making. He currently holds an Associate in Arts from Malcolm X College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Concordia University Chicago, and a Master’s Degree in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago.

Heartland Alliance, one of the world’s leading anti-poverty and human rights organizations, works in communities in the U.S. and abroad to serve people experiencing homelessness, living in poverty, or seeking safety. The organization provides a comprehensive array of services and advocates for policy change in the areas of safety and justice, health and healing, and economic opportunity.

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