Josie Duffy Rice is a lawyer, journalist, essayist, and fellow at Type Media Center, as well as one of the nation’s leading experts on the power of the prosecutor’s office and prosecutorial misconduct. Josie has been focused on criminal justice reform for over ten years. In that time, she’s worked for some of the leading reform organizations including The Bronx Defenders, the Advancement Project, the Center for Court Innovation, the Center for Popular Democracy, and the Justice Collaborative. A graduate of Harvard Law School, much of her advocacy work has focused on voting rights and criminal justice policy. In 2015, she began reporting on prosecutors for Daily Kos, where she was the only national reporter focused exclusively on prosecutors in the nation.
Her writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate, Gawker, Ebony, Rewire, Interactive One, and Spook Mag, among others. She has also been featured in The Nation, New York Magazine, and Scalawag.
Currently, she’s an interim co-host of What a Day, Crooked Media’s daily news podcast. She is also the creator and co-host of the podcast Justice in America. Until May 2021, she was President of The Appeal, a news publication that publishes original journalism about the criminal justice system. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Slate, among others. She was a writer on the FX show The Premise. Josie was also a consulting producer for Campside Media’s Suspect, which recently hit #1 on the podcast charts.