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Xavier McElrath-Bey is a Youth Justice Advocate with the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth. He worked for more than five years at the Northwestern University Juvenile Project as a clinical researcher/interviewer. At 13, he was given a 25-year sentence for his involvement in a gang-related first-degree murder. After serving 13 years, McElrath-Bey was released and earned an MA from Roosevelt University.