Our Lawsuit Against Death By Incarceration Featured on NPR

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In Pennsylvania, people are sentenced to mandatory life without parole if they participate in a felony, such as a robbery, that results in someone's death even if they did not have the intent to kill someone. Amistad Law Project, along with the Abolitionist Law Center and the Center for Constitutional Rights, are currently suing the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole to overturn mandatory life without parole for people who did not kill or intend to kill. 

Listen to this recent news story featured on National Public Radio about our case. Also check out this inspiring follow up about the Evans Brothers, two of our clients in this case, who we successfully supported at the Board of Pardons and who recently came home after having their sentences commuted by the Board of Pardons and Governor Wolf. 

 

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