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PERVERSION OF JUSTICE
Director: Melissa Mummert
Producer: Melissa Mummert
Winner of the CHANGEMAKER AWARD
Melissa Mummert, Director & Producer
Reverend Melissa Mummert is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and advocate for incarcerated women. She decided to make a documentary about the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and drug conspiracy laws while serving as a chaplain intern at a federal prison in California. PERVERSION OF JUSTICE is her first documentary.
Melissa has had an eclectic career, including serving as a case manager for homeless youth in East Los Angeles, California writing for websites and entertainment magazines in Hollywood and serving as an AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America on a Navajo reservation. Mummert currently coordinates a domestic violence education program for female inmates at the Mecklenburg County Jail in Charlotte, North Carolina.
She holds degrees in philosophy and theater from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and a Master of Divinity Degree from Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California. Mummert lives happily with her husband Jay and baby daughter Annie.
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