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Director General


African Prisons Project


Alexander McLean is Founder and Director General of African Prisons Project.

After witnessing degrading conditions during gap year travels to East Africa, Alexander dedicated his life to the welfare of prisoners and reform of the justice system in Africa and beyond.

He is passionate about justice, having trained as a barrister and been a magistrate in the UK courts for 10 years.

He is a Senior TED Fellow, Ashoka Fellow and UK Young Philanthropist of the Year. He appears in Time’s 30 Under 30 Changing the World and ‘The Power List’, featuring Britain's most influential people of African/African Caribbean heritage.