Wilford Pinkney, Jr.

Department of Public Safety
St. Louis, MO

WILFORD PINKNEY, JR. has nearly three decades of experience in policy development, operations, and organizational development in the criminal justice and education sectors. He has taught public policy at the graduate level, and recently worked with Caribbean government agencies to strengthen criminal justice sector institutions. Wilford holds an MPA from New York University, an M.A. in political science from CUNY and a B.S. in organizational management from Mercy College. He is currently a doctoral candidate in political science at the Graduate Center, CUNY, where he specializes in public policy and American politics.



To reduce the number of people awaiting trial while in jail, and the correlated inequities that result from the current system, St. Louis is reforming its pretrial detention process. FUSE executive fellow Wilford Pinkney, Jr. helped design a comprehensive plan for reform, including realistic alternatives to bail and bonds. Read more