Corey Guilmette is the Staff Attorney at PDA. Prior to joining PDA, Corey was an Intern at the King County Department of Public Defense in Seattle, WA and a Ford Foundation Summer Fellow at the Sentencing Project in Washington, D.C.
During law school, Corey fostered his passion for criminal justice reform through his coursework and student activities. While in law school, he served as a member of the Arthur Liman Public Interest Project. As a member of the Liman Project, he collaborated with the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) to author “Time-in-Cell: The Liman-ASCA 2014 National Survey of Administrative Segregation in Prison.” The report provided the most comprehensive overview to-date of conditions in solitary confinement and the number of people housed in solitary confinement. In addition to his work with the Liman Project, Corey served as the Director of the Green Haven Prison Project – one of the oldest university-prison partnerships in the country. As the Director, he led a collaboratively facilitated seminar series between law students and men incarcerated at the Green Haven Correctional Facility. Corey was also a member of the Yale Criminal Justice Clinic, representing clients as they sought to correct illegal life sentences for convictions that courts imposed upon them as juveniles. As a member of the clinic, he also collaborated with the Office of Governor Dannel Malloy to evaluate and reform the parole revocation system in Connecticut.
Corey is a graduate from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Government and a B.A. in Psychology. He went on to receive his J.D. from Yale Law School.