TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 22, 2016

Keeda Haynes spent five years in prison. Now, 14 years later, she is working for the Nashville Public Defender’s Office helping others maneuver the criminal justice system and, hopefully, keeping them from “being swallowed up by an unfeeling system.” Peter Strianse, the lawyer who defended her on the criminal charges and gave her a job after she was released from prison, says the experience makes her a unique advocate. “She knows what it’s like to be incarcerated, to feel helpless and have to rely on a lawyer.” The Nashville Scene chronicles her journey.