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Jamila T. Davis

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Jamila T. Davis
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BornJamila T. Davis
(1977-07-11) July 11, 1977 (age 44)
Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
💼 Occupation
Author, prison reform activist
🌐 Websitejamiladavis.com

Jamila T. Davis (born July 11, 1977) is an American prison reform activist and author.


In 2008, Davis was prosecuted by then-United States Attorney Chris Christie for her role in a multimillion-dollar bank fraud.[1] She was convicted and sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison.[2]

Davis authored several books behind bars including The High Price I Had To Pay and The Voice of Consequences Enrichment series.[3]


Her works include:

  • Voices of Consequences Enrichment, a three book series.
  • She's All Caught Up
  • The High Price I Had to Pay
  • Permission to Dream
  • Unlocking the Prison Doors

Her latest project is The Pink Panther Clique, which is a fiction series, done in collaboration with Wahida Clark. Davis was involved in the creation of the reality show Left Behind. The show follows the lives of the children of incarcerated women.[4][3][5]


  1. Pavlo, Walter (March 30, 2015). "The Woman Who Brought Down Lehman, Or So You Were Told". Forbes. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  2. Whelan, Jeff (July 16, 2008). "Two women sentenced for defrauding banks of $14M". NJ. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Pavlo, Walter (May 12, 2017). "Sentenced To Prison For Mortgage Fraud, This Woman Is Making A Comeback". Forbes. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  4. Keith, Allen (June 1, 2017). "INCARCERATED WOMAN TURNS ADVERSITY INTO A MEDIA EMPIRE". Daily Kos. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  5. "She Paid for Wall Street's Excesses with a Decade of Her Life". ReadersWritersJournal.

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