UnCommon Law is a California non-profit organization whose mission is to help long-term prisoners obtain release. 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.

We have already helped hundreds of prisoners obtain release, including 30 already in 2014 (out of 52 hearings). We also represent 10,000 life prisoners in a class action law suit challenging the parole board’s psychological assessment process. All this has been done on a shoestring budget.

There are approximately 35,000 life prisoners in California, including hundreds sentenced as juveniles, who need your help! 

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