Ashton Lattimore

Managing Editor

Ashton Lattimore (she/her) is the managing editor at Prism. Ashton is a longtime editor and writer whose work has focused on issues of race, culture, and the law. Her writing has been published by the Washington Post, Slate magazine, CNN, and other outlets. Prior to joining Prism, she was Senior Writer and Managing Editor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Ashton is also a former lawyer whose practice included a range of different matters. Most notably, she was part of the team that represented Pennsylvania’s Governor in the lawsuits that successfully challenged the state’s congressional map as an illegal partisan gerrymander, resulting in the implementation of a new map in time for the 2018 elections.

Ashton received a B.A. in English from Harvard College, an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. She is currently based in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.


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As the coronavirus pandemic escalates and the federal government fails to take meaningful, coordinated action to arrest...

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Intro: The Los Angeles ballot initiative that could reform the world's largest jail system

As the largest jailer in the world, incarcerating an average of around 17,000 people each day, the...

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE

These organizations are fighting for criminal justice reform. Here's how you can help.

by Prism Staff

Across the country, grassroots organizations are fighting for criminal justice reform: advocating for restoration...

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Voices from the #CLOSEthecreek campaign to shut down Philly’s infamous House of Correction

By Hannah Yoon and Ashton Lattimore

Photos by Hannah Yoon

In the coming year, Philadelphia’s oldest operating prison will...

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