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Carlton Miller

Director of Criminal Justice

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Todd Spoth

Carlton is responsible for Arnold Ventures’ prisons and fines and fees portfolios. He develops and manages investments to reduce prison populations; improve prison culture and conditions; increase transparency; and bolster prospects for successful reentry; as well as to end fees; make fines equitable; and end all fees and fines in the adult system.

Prior to joining Arnold Ventures, he served as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Criminal Justice Reform at In this role he orchestrated key relationships, alliances, and networks with national and state-based organizations, associations, brands, and influencers geared toward issue education, narrative amplification, community building, impact litigation, and legislative reform to America’s jails and prisons. Earlier in his tenure at, Carlton oversaw a statewide advocacy campaign to advance legislation aimed at reducing recidivism, strengthening alternatives to prison, and removing barriers to successful re-entry.

Previously, Carlton served as policy advisor to Louisiana’s Governor John Bel Edwards, where he advised Edwards on transportation, corrections, energy, and environmental issues. In this role he fashioned and oversaw the implementation of key criminal justice legislation that included Raise the Age, Ban the Box, and Community Policing. Most notably, he played an integral role during the 2017 Justice Reinvestment Initiative that resulted in the passage of historic legislation aimed at removing Louisiana’s label as “prison capital of the world” — the New York Times dubbed it “one of the most ambitious criminal justice reform packages in the country.” Carlton also served as an attorney on the Transportation Committee in the Louisiana House of Representatives and was a criminal defense attorney representing both adults and juveniles.

Carlton earned a B.A. from Louisiana State University and a J.D. from Southern University Law Center.

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Todd Spoth
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Arnold Ventures funds projects to understand problems and identify policy solutions.