Carl Reynolds serves as a Senior Legal and Policy Advisor for the Council of State Governments Justice Center, where he helps manage and develop projects related to sentencing, courts, corrections, indigent defense, and juvenile justice issues. Among other projects, he works on justice reinvestment strategies in states including West Virginia, Michigan, Washington, Rhode Island, Montana, Pennsylvania, and North Dakota.
Prior to joining CSG, Carl served as Director of the Texas Office of Court Administration. From 1993 to 2005, he was General Counsel for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), the agency responsible for prisons, probation, and parole, and the Texas Board of Criminal Justice-the governing body for TDCJ. Prior to that position, he was the Executive Director of the Texas Punishment Standards Commission, General Counsel to the Texas Senate Committee on Criminal Justice, Director of the Senate's redistricting staff, and a Briefing Attorney for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
Carl holds a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, an M.A. from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and a B.A. from the University of Cincinnati.