With parole recently granted to a client whose maximum release date on his 12 1/2 - 25 year sentence would otherwise have been in April 2023, CAL's parole advocacy project has had an outstanding year -- 10 victories in 23 parole appearances (43 percent) over the last calendar year. Statewide,only 15 percent of individuals get released at their initial release appearances, and the percentage is only nominally higher at subsequent parole appearances. The overwhelming majority of CAL's 23 parole clients this year had a violent underlying offense (or had a prior violent conviction, which carries similar significance to the Board). Throughout New York State, the likelihood of being granted parole for a violent offender is in the single digits.Read more about CAL's relief rate for clients against difficult odds
The Center for Appellate Litigation is a not-for-profit law firm representing clients assigned to it by the Appellate Division, First Department, in appeals and post-conviction proceedings in Manhattan and the Bronx. CAL distinguishes itself through its passionate and creative advocacy, and its highly experienced attorneys.
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