Wingo Smith  |  Contributor

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Wingo Smith is a regional policy analyst at the Southern Poverty Law Center focusing on economic-justice issues in the Deep South. Before coming to SPLC, Smith represented clients in consumer, housing and public benefit cases. In 2015-16, he assisted with the legislative effort to rewrite Georgia's garnishment laws after they were found unconstitutional. In 2019, as lead counsel in a multi-plaintiff case against public welfare agencies in Georgia, he negotiated a state-wide consent order to establish procedures for accommodating persons with disabilities within the SNAP and Medicaid programs. He holds a law degree from the University of Illinois and a bachelor's degree from Knox College.

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Why the Police Shouldn’t Be Armed Debt Collectors

Reforms that address police violence against communities of color won't be effective unless we reduce governments' over-reliance on revenue from fines and court fees for minor offenses.

July 31, 2020
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