Lewis Conway, Jr.

New Jersey

Lewis Conway, Jr. spent 2,095 days in Texas prisons. Today he is the Criminal Justice Programs Associate for Grassroots Leadership, a not-for-profit organization that works for a more just society where prison profiteering, mass incarceration, deportation and criminalization are things of the past. As an activist, advocate, author, and entrepreneur, Lewis is responsible for the organization’s web development, film production, and social media presence. He brings extensive experience having worked as digital marketing manager of Centex Image and Design, producer/director/editor at 4415 Films, video editor for Austin Music Network, and entertainment director at RPM Dining. 

Lewis is currently involved with several community organizations that support formerly incarcerated people, including Tent Maker’s MinistrySecond Chance Democrats, and Reentry Advocacy ProjectHe is an African-American U.S. national who holds an Associate of Artsdegree in Applied Science. Lewis is passionate about breaking down barriers to reentry and enhancing opportunities for those who have experienced the sting of incarceration.