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Bob Libal

Bob Libal is Executive Director at Grassroots Leadership. He is a 2003 graduate of the University of Texas, where he was involved with numerous social justice campaigns.

For three and a half years, he served as co-coordinator of Grassroots Leadership’s Not With Our Money campaign. He has advocated for federal detention reform and against private prison expansion with South Texans Opposing Private Prisons and Texans United for Families.

He currently serves at co-chair of the national Detention Watch Network and also writes about the private prison industry at the Grassroots Leadership Blog.

Bob co-authored Progress or Profit: Positive Alternatives to Privatization and Incarceration in Shelby County, Tennessee and Considering a Private Jail, Prison, or Detention Center? A Resource Guide for Public Officials in Texas. He currently lives in Austin, Texas, and can be reached using our contact form.

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