Bruce Reilly is a graduate of Tulane Law School and a founding member of the Formerly Incarcerated, Convicted People and Families Movement (FICPFM). He served his community as a self-taught jailhouse lawyer for 12 years before organizing with Direct Action for Rights & Equality (DARE) in Rhode Island, from 2005-2012. While with DARE, he played a lead role in passing significant criminal justice reforms, such as the restoration of voting rights, eliminating mandatory minimums, statewide Ban the Box, the Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Act, unshackling pregnant prisoners, and probation violation reform. Bruce co-founded Transcending Through Education Foundation (TTEF) with two other formerly incarcerated friends who also entered prison without a single college credit, and earned law degrees after being released. Bruce provides expert analysis on discrimination in employment, housing, and voting rights. He is also the author of "Communities, Evictions, and Criminal Convictions," a foundational report on public housing and criminal convictions. Bruce has also worked as an artist, lighting designer, DJ, and theatre director.