CJ Sandley

Staff Attorney

CJ Sandley is a Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where she focuses on anti-carceral and racial injustice litigation. She is based in Birmingham, Alabama. Before joining the Center for Constitutional Rights, CJ was a Senior Staff Attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center, where she served as lead counsel of Braggs et al. v. Dunn et al., a class action lawsuit challenging unconstitutional conditions in Alabama's prisons, challenged unlawful conditions in immigration detention centers in Georgia, filed habeas corpus petitions on behalf of people subject to prolonged and indefinite immigration detention in the Deep South, and represented migrant parents who were separated from their children by state child protective services agencies. CJ completed a federal judicial clerkship in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Auburn University. Her advocacy work has been featured in The Associated Press, National Public
Radio, and local media outlets in Alabama.