Paul Redd has been long known for his legal activism within prison. In the 35 years that he spent incarcerated across multiple Security Housing Units in California, he was known to be one of the top jailhouse lawyers. Paul spent a total of 46 years behind bars, and on May 21st, 2020 he was released under the 1170 law, once D.A. Chesa Boudin authorized the judge to recall his sentence. He was able to walk a free man with no parole as his murder conviction was vacated, reduced to manslaughter, and he was given credit for time served. Paul’s activism extends all the way back to the 1977 Wright V. Enomoto (Toussaint) class action-lawsuit that combatted CDC’s living conditions and repressive policies around administrative segregation. As a form of retaliation, he was sent to Folsom State Prison, where he concentrated his efforts on combating the injustices there. At Folsom, he worked with other incarcerated people to write declarations and have the facility included as part of the class-action lawsuit. This last decade, he participated in the three historical 2011-2013 California prisoner hunger strikes and was one of the 16 representatives to sign the End All Hostilities Agreement. He remains committed to getting those released he left behind in prison and is currently working to train law students and other attorneys on how to best to assist those still behind bars.