Ben Finholt

Ben Finholt


Director, Just Sentencing Project


Ben Finholt is the Director of the Just Sentencing Project at the Wilson Center. Ben founded the Just Sentencing Project as a staff attorney at North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, where he spent nine years litigating civil conditions of confinement and criminal post-conviction cases. The Just Sentencing Project seeks to increase awareness of extreme sentencing, reduce long-term incarceration, and promote fair outcomes through data analysis, collaboration with stakeholders, and strategic litigation.

Ben received his B.A. from Williams College and his J.D. from the University of Iowa. In a prior life, he was a high school math teacher.