Success Stories

Henry Montgomery

Henry Montgomery celebrated one year of freedom on Thursday, November 17. His 2016 U.S. Supreme Court decision gave hope to thousands and made him a modern-day civil rights icon. But for five years he watched dozens of other men and women sentenced to life without parole when they were still children leave prison while he remained incarcerated. Like our other clients, he is proof that people should not be defined by their worst mistake and can make positive contributions to society. Henry always believed he would get his second chance and he is making the most of it.

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