NEW ARTICLE ON LIFE SENTENCES
“Insight into California’s Life Sentences” (click for PDF), written by our Managing Attorney, Keith Wattley, appears in the April 2013 issue of the Federal Sentencing Reporter. View the abstract here.
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UnCommon Law was founded in 2006 as a law firm whose goal was to provide a professional yet personal level of service to prisoners serving life sentences and to their families.
We have recently taken a major step toward reaching even more prisoners who have limited or no money to pay for our services: we have reorganized our office as a nonprofit corporation.
Our staff has worked for many years on issues prisoners and their families care about, such as parole consideration (lifer) hearings, parole revocation, prison classification, discipline, gang validation, and safety matters. In addition to providing direct legal representation in parole proceedings and in the courts, we offer training and informational material to defense attorneys, prison lawyers, law students, legislative staff members, prisoners, prisoners’ family members and other supporters.
Our aim is to educate people about the unique nature of the parole consideration process and to help them make better decisions about how to advocate for men and women on the inside.
We hope this site is useful as you search for ways to help your loved one or client either get out of prison or to improve conditions while inside.