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The Marshall Project: He Was 17 When He Went To Prison. How Much Should That Matter To The Parole Board?

November 18, 2019

O’Melveny lawyers are representing a man serving a life sentence in California who was convicted for a crime he committed at the age of 17, this Marshall Project article reported.

Client William Palmer’s appeal is now before the California Supreme Court. If he wins, he could help ease the path for release for thousands of inmates who were similarly convicted at a young age. “I hope it means more people will see freedom earlier for things they did when they were children,” said counsel Megan Havstad, a member of the O’Melveny team representing Palmer.

Read the full article here.