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Mike Romano: Ronald Arthur freed after serving 22 years for stealing a bicycle

We are thrilled to announce that our client, Ronald Arthur, was released from prison after serving 22 years for stealing an unlocked bicycle from the entrance of a convenience store in Los Angeles! If convicted today, Ronald would receive misdemeanor and a maximum sentence of 30 days in county jail. Instead, Ronald was sentenced to life under the Three Strikes law in 1999. When the Three Strikes Reform Act took effect in 2012, Ronald first filed to win his freedom. Prison authorities evaluated Ronald as “low risk” to reoffend, prison work supervisors wrote...

Mike Romano: Another HUGE Week of Victories!

CRIME STORY has received permission to re-print Michael Romano‘s newsletters from Stanford Law School’s Three Strikes Project whose mission is to reverse the most unjust criminal sentences. Romano and his colleague Susan Champion were interviewed by Amanda Knox for CRIME STORY and you can find the podcast and the transcript of that interview here. You can find a story about Romano’s participation in a U.S. Congressional field hearing on criminal justice reform here. We are very proud to announce SIX huge victories! First, we are incredibly happy that our...

Mike Romano: Devastating Loss in Los Angeles Superior Court

CRIME STORY has received permission to re-print Michael Romano‘s newsletters from Stanford Law School’s Three Strikes Project whose mission is to reverse the most unjust criminal sentences. Romano and his colleague Susan Champion were interviewed by Amanda Knox for CRIME STORY and you can find the podcast and the transcript of that interview here. You can find a story about Romano’s participation in a U.S. Congressional field hearing on criminal justice reform here. Sometimes our losses help us refocus on priorities and the tragedies so many of our clients live with.

Mike Romano: Client Released from Prison after 22 Years and an “Overwhelming Record of Rehabilitation”

CRIME STORY has received permission to re-print Michael Romano‘s newsletters from Stanford Law School’s Three Strikes Project whose mission is to reverse the most unjust criminal sentences. Romano and his colleague Susan Champion were interviewed by Amanda Knox for CRIME STORY and you can find the podcast and the transcript of that interview here. You can find a story about Romano’s participation in a U.S. Congressional field hearing on criminal justice reform here. Our client Rose Watson walked free from a life sentence, and after 22 years behind bars the first things...

Mike Romano: Client Released after 23 Years for Attempting to Pass a Forged $200 Check.

CRIME STORY has received permission to re-print Michael Romano‘s newsletters from Stanford Law School’s Three Strikes Project whose mission is to reverse the most unjust criminal sentences. Romano and his colleague Susan Champion were interviewed by Amanda Knox for CRIME STORY and you can find the podcast and the transcript of that interview here. You can find a story about Romano’s participation in a U.S. Congressional field hearing on criminal justice reform here. It's been another big week at the Project, starting with the release of our longtime client George Colbert!

Mike Romano: Two Clients Freed after Serving a Combined 40 Years

CRIME STORY has received permission to re-print Michael Romano‘s newsletters from Stanford Law School’s Three Strikes Project whose mission is to reverse the most unjust criminal sentences. Romano and his colleague Susan Champion were interviewed by Amanda Knox for CRIME STORY and you can find the podcast and the transcript of that interview here. You can find a story about Romano’s participation in a U.S. Congressional field hearing on criminal justice reform here. We are VERY happy and proud to announce that two more of our clients were have been freed from...