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SUCCESSFUL EXAMPLES OF PAROLE HEARINGS

Pre-SRA Parolability Hearing:
In 2009, I represented a client who had been in prison for 30 years, since age 16. We worked with expert witnesses to prove the success of his changed mental health treatment. We established a parole plan for him. We won his freedom.

Pre-SRA Parolability Hearing:
In 2001, I represented a client on a 1983 murder conviction seeking parole. We presented a plan the Board approved at his first parolability hearing.

ISRB-Rape of a Child:
A client who did not speak English retained me to represent him with the ISRB to determine if he could be released after serving his minimum term for child molestation. The Board does not permit counsel to participate in these hearings. I presented his case in writing, arguing the Board's criteria required release unless it could show more likely than not he would commit another sex offense. We used DOC's risk assessments to show he was low risk. The client maintained he was innocent of the crimes. I attended the ISRB hearing but remained silent throughout. The Board released him at his first hearing.

Parole Revocation Hearing:
A client on pre-SRA parole was incarcerated for violating the parole conditions. I investigated the allegations. We contested the accusations at an ISRB hearing. Although the Board found the violations occurred, it reinstated parole and released the client.

Review and Reduction of Sentences:
The Legislature passed a bill permitting lower sentences for victims of abuse who assault or kill their abusers. It passed a special section permitting the parole board to review the sentences of those already in prison for such offenses. I represented several men who had killed their abusive fathers, helping them obtain an earlier parole and release.


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