Eric Lotke

Eric Lotke

Eric Lotke

Eric Lotke has cooked in five star restaurants and flushed every toilet in the Washington, D.C. jail. His legal advocacy includes groundbreaking litigation over private prison companies, the high cost of prison phone calls, and standards of confinement (like jail toilets). He has also helped manage treatment programs for perpetrators and victims, difficult-to-train youth, and violence prevention programs in D.C. schools. Working with labor unions, Lotke has helped to organize janitors and fast food strikes. His writings include The Real War on Crime (non-fiction) and 2044: The Problem isn’t Big Brother, it’s Big Brother, Inc. (fiction). His new novel is Making Manna, a modern Horatio Alger story. More is at ericlotke.com