Hometown: West Chicago, IL
high school: Community HS (Illinois)
college: Amherst College
MAJOR: Mathematics and Black Studies
Amanda Bass is an attorney with the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the District of Arizona where she represents death-sentenced prisoners in their federal appeals. Amanda served as a member of the two-part legal team working on Julius Jones’ federal appeal. Julius Jones was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death at 19-years old. Jones’ case was the focus of an ABC docu-series called “The Last Defense,” from Oscar-winning actress turned executive producer Viola Davis. https://abcnews.go.com/US/death-row-inmates-legal-team-hopes-dna-testing/story?id=56679140
Prior to joining the Federal Public Defender, Amanda worked on both capital and non-capital post-conviction cases in the South. Amanda graduated from Amherst College in 2010 and then went on to earn her JD from New York University School of Law in 2015.