Court Threatens to Reverse Release

Sandra Lawrence was released in May 2007 after serving twenty years when a panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal agreed with the Parole Board which had found her suitable for release and rejected the Governor’s decision to keep Lawrence locked up. However, the California Supreme Court decided in October 2007 to review Lawrence’s release, which means that Lawrence could end up back in prison.
The outcome potentially affects thousands of other cases of life-term prisoners.
CCWP will keep you posted as to developments with this case.