After 25 years of being a leader in his field, in July 2020, Elias founded the Eli-Global Reform Foundation to continue his desire to be of service to the community through preventing and ending generational incarceration. Elias has spent his career working tirelessly, fighting for jail reform and change within the jail system. Elias’ actions underscored his strong commitment to the rights of those from every walk of life. In all his years as a Correction Officer and an Executive Board Member, his commitment and dedication to duty was explicit. He has conducted his responsibilities with integrity and discipline. Through Elias’ professionalism and work ethic, it is transparent that he is passionate about what he does. Elias Husamudeen has served the City of New York as a correction officer, labor leader, real jail reform activist, and coalition builder. Since winning the election as a Union Executive in 1995, Elias has been an effective leader and advocate. He has diligently fought to improve the working conditions of Correction Officers and for safer jails, bringing people and communities together to create progressive change. Elias attended Haaren High School and studied Business Administration and Business management at Interboro Business Institute. He currently lives on Staten Island, where he has resided for the last 12 years. Elias has proven time and time again that he cares about New Yorkers of all backgrounds -- and that he’s not afraid to take on the fights that really matter.