Jindu Obiofuma is an attorney and abolitionist walking in the ever-unfolding spirit of abolition democracy. She works as a researcher at the Columbia Justice Lab in support of eliminating youth incarceration and divesting from carceral approaches to youth altogether.
Prior to joining the Lab in 2020, Jindu began her career at Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Policy Program where she contributed research to projects related to e-carceration, bail, pretrial detention, criminal court debt, emerging adult justice, and racial disparities in the criminal legal system. Jindu holds a juris doctor from Columbia Law School where she founded the Prison Healthcare Initiative, interned at the ACLU’s Capital Punishment Project, served as a Staff Editor for the Columbia Human Rights Law Review’s Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual and worked as a Teaching Fellow at the Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative for Civil and Political Rights. She also holds a BA in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.