Alex Friedmann

Alex Friedmann is a prison reform advocate and was previously a consultant for the Bernie Sanders’ 2016 Campaign. He was arrested in January 2020 for entering an unfinished Nashville prison facility disguised as a construction worker while attempting to hide firearms and tools inside for prisoners to use in an escape once the facility was open. [1] He is a former staff member of the advocacy group Human Rights Defense Center and was the editor for its monthly publication Prison Legal News. [2]


  1. Hilt, Eric. “Who is Alex Friedmann? A look at the advocate accused of planting guns inside the Metro Jail.” February 20, 2020. ^
  2. Li, David K. “Prison reform advocate accused of breaking into jail under construction in Tennessee.” January 6, 2020. ^
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