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Pro Bono Client Granted Parole After 25 Years of Incarceration

A Paul, Weiss client and Osborne Association Longtermers' Responsibility Project participant has obtained parole release after serving 25 years in state prison. In February 1992, our client plead guilty to one count of second degree murder, for which he was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. During his incarceration, he made significant contributions to the prison population and greater community, earned associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees, excelled in his programming and vocational responsibilities, maintained an exemplary disciplinary record, built a strong support network both inside and outside of prison, and developed a viable release plan. In 2009, he was accepted to the Osborne Association's Longtermers' Responsibility Project. Since that time, working with Paul, Weiss and the Osborne Association, our client has engaged in rigorous personal responsibility work and litigation against the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. After a decade of parole denials, he was finally granted release on July 5.

The Paul, Weiss team included litigation partner Daniel Beller and associate Jeremy Benjamin.

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