Mary Shields is Free!

17 January 2011
After serving over 19 years in prison, Mary Shields was released on parole on Martin Luther King’s birthday!
This was a long struggle for Mary who was first granted parole in 2006 and then had her date snatched back from her when the California Governor recommended against her release and the Parole Board rescinded the date. Mary did not give up and neither did her family, friends and supporters around the country who supported her with funds, letters and love. CCWP continued to visit and work with Mary and she was represented at her last Parole Board hearing by a wonderful pro bono lawyer, Krys Burgess. Again, she was found suitable for parole and this time it went through!
Mary sends her tremendous gratitude for all the support she has received over the years.