Photograph of Parole Project client, David

Meet Our Newest Clients | May 2021

After decades of incarceration, David was released at the age of 70. There are more than 1,000 men and women over the age of 65 in Louisiana prisons. We must end our indifference to extreme sentences that allow individuals like David to linger in prison with no societal benefit
After 32 years in prison, Derrick received his second chance. Despite having a non-unanimous jury verdict, he was given a life sentence. But now he is home and is ready to rebuild his life. “I’m not looking back. I’m moving forward”
Rachael received her second chance after more than 30 years in prison. Her story reminds us that there are far too many women—many of whom are survivors of violence—who are serving extreme sentences 
Peter is a skilled auto technician, electrician and can fix just about anything. He got his second chance after 24 years. He is committed to caring for his father and is making plans to eventually start an auto restoration business
During his 24 years in prison, Pharaoh earned certifications in welding, offset printing and culinary arts. He received his second chance and, due to the work he put in while incarcerated, he has the confidence and skills he needs to succeed
Edward received his second chance after 25 years. He is looking forward to each new day with optimism and hope. Sentenced to life when he was 17, he exemplifies why children should never be considered disposable