UnCommon Law is a California non-profit law office whose mission is to help long-term prisoners understand and resolve the factors that contributed to their crimes so that they can safely be released. We work with prisoners for months or years in advance of their parole board hearings, and we represent them in those hearings and in court petitions challenging the parole board and the governor.

This year alone, we have seen 30 more of our clients released from their life sentences, and we are especially pleased with our success on behalf of those sentenced before age 18. Much of this success is due to our collaboration with the law schools at UC Berkeley and UCLA, whose students have worked hard to secure the release of indigent prisoners sentenced as youth.   

On Wednesday, December 9, 2015, join us at 7 pm for our next event.  We are once again screening the powerful film “Crime After Crime,” which tells a personal and compelling story of what it takes to get out of prison from a life sentence, even when the law is on your side.  We had a great turnout last month at The New Parkway Theater in Oakland.  This time, we’re partnering with The Lark Theater in Larkspur. Please stick around after the film to join a conversation with the filmmaker and two of its stars.   View the Trailer HERE and Buy Advance Tickets HERE.

You can support our work by making a tax-deductible donation  by clicking the Donation Button below or by sending a check to 220 4th Street, Suite 103, Oakland, CA 94607.  Thank you for your continued support.

Keith Wattley, Founder and Executive Director

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