Eileen Kim is an attorney with the federal government. In her spare time, she is also a cellist, poet, and artist. She lives out her passion for criminal justice reform and racial justice by volunteering with Prison Fellowship as a co-facilitator of a prerequisite seminary course at a men’s prison. 

The Enemy Territory Within
By Eileen Kim

During my second year of law school, I got the last spot for a winter clinical course that allowed students to represent a prisoner with a life sentence before the Massachusetts Parole Board. The client I was paired up with for the next three months was supposed to be one of the toughest on our roster — an inmate notorious for his capricious temper, set to face his third parole hearing.