Galen Baughman


Galen Baughman is an organizer, national spokesperson, and trainer focused on the most pressing civil rights challenge of our time: ending mass incarceration. He works at the intersection of human rights, restoration, and a deep belief in the possibilities of redemption. Galen was imprisoned for nine years, including four and a half years in solitary confinement, starting when he was still just a teenager.

Today, Galen brings his harrowing experiences to audiences around the country, speaking to lawmakers, criminal justice stakeholders, and members of the public. Galen is currently the communications director of CURE, a national grassroots organization, where he is focused on policy analysis, direct advocacy, messaging strategies, and grassroots organizing. He has lectured, run conferences, and written about corruption in the prison industrial complex. Galen lives in Arlington, Virginia.