Madison joined PLS as a staff attorney in 2022. Before joining PLS, she was a fellow with Legal Aid Society Prisoners’ Rights Project where she worked primarily on behalf of the plaintiff class in Nunez v. City of New York, a federal class action filed to address unconstitutional excessive force on Rikers Island. She graduated from Columbia Law School, where her passion for prisoners’ rights was cemented in a clinical program where she, four fellow student advocates, and her supervising attorney shepherded a successful §1983 failure to protect case through a federal jury trial. Madison began to focus on issues of justice and human rights when she became a counselor for the Youth Leadership Initiative through the YW in Boston. Additionally, she was an advocate for foster children in Washington, where she saw first-hand the devastation the legal system can cause to families.
Prior to law school, Madison had a diverse list of careers. She earned a BA from Boston University and began her professional life as a dental assistant in pediatric offices. She has worked for a variety of theatre companies, including Impulse Company France and Actors’ Shakespeare Project, mostly in the technical realm but occasionally on stage. Madison also has experience in animal welfare having routinely volunteered at a non-profit horse rescue facility in Colorado.