UnCommon Law is a California non-profit organization whose mission is to help long-term prisoners obtain release. We represent these prisoners in parole board hearings and in court petitions challenging the parole board and the governor.
We have already helped hundreds of prisoners obtain release, including 21 already in 2014 (out of 35 hearings). We also represent 10,000 life prisoners in a class action law suit against the parole board’s psychological assessment process. All this has been done on a shoestring budget.
There are 34,000 life prisoners in California, including hundreds sentenced as children, who need your help. It’s time to generate resources and awareness for this important cause.
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Please join us for a special screening
A documentary exploring the injustice of solitary confinement
and the transformative power of art
August 12 @ 7:00 PM
The New Parkway Theater
474 24th Street in Oakland
Admission is $10
This screening is a benefit event for UnCommon Law. Join us for a powerful documentary that captures the remarkable creative journey and 12-year friendship of Herman Wallace, who spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement, and artist Jackie Sumell. What kind of house does a man who has been imprisoned in a six-foot-by-nine-foot cell for over 30 years dream of? Join us to find out.
The screening will be followed by a brief discussion of the film with former lifers in the California State Prison system. A special thanks to PBS’s American Documentary Community Network for enabling us to show this important film!