CAL in the Courts

Client Earns SORA Level Downward Departure


On August 8, the court granted a downward departure to SORA Level 2 for R.A.R. in recognition of his extraordinary rehabilitative efforts over the course of his 30-year sentence.  R.A.R. entered prison as a military veteran with a severe drug and alcohol addiction who had committed a very serious crime.  During his sentence, however, he maintained a near-perfect disciplinary record, developed a devoted religious practice, and excelled in multiple treatment programs.  Finding that the SORA Guidelines did not adequately take into account R.A.R.’s considerable remorse and rehabilitation, the court granted a downward departure.