Loyola Law School, Los Angeles’ Juvenile Innocence & Fair Sentencing (JIFS) Clinic will host three clients who received early parole thanks to the efforts of JIFS students, attorneys and staffers during a lunch panel to be help from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 on Loyola’s downtown LA campus. The JIFS clinic has utilized the Youth Offender Parole Hearing, based on Senate Bills 260 & 261, to help secure early parole release for its clients convicted and sentenced as teenagers.
Clients scheduled to speak include Joel Aguilar, who was 17 years old at the time of the crime and sentenced to life without parole in 1996; Frederick Summervilles, who was 16 years old at the time of the crime and sentenced to 15 years-to-life in 1983; and Cesar Zuniga, 17 years old at the time of the crime and sentenced to 33 years-to-life in 1992. All three clients were paroled in 2015. Along with JIFS Clinic Director Christopher Hawthorne ’02, Staff Attorney Susan Harbert ’06, and Mitigation Specialist Efty Sharony, these three parolees will talk about their journeys, their challenges and the experience of freedom after decades in prison. Members of the media who wish to attend should contact Brian Costello, assistant director of marketing & communications, at 213-736-1444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JIFS is part of Loyola’s Center for Juvenile Law & Policy, created in 2005 to foster systemic reform of the juvenile justice system by participating in and encouraging research, discussion and advocacy in the field and developing policy initiatives for systemic change. Learn more at www.lls.edu/cjlp.
LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL TO HOST ARRESTING OFFICER IN MIRANDA CASE
The Alarcón Speaker Series at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles will host the discussion “Miranda 50 Years Later” featuring Capt. Carroll Cooley, who arrested Ernesto Miranda in what would become the landmark case Miranda v. Arizona, which governs how detained criminal suspects are advised of their rights. The event will run from 4:30-6 p.m. on Loyola’s downtown LA campus. The series is part of Loyola’s Alarcón Advocacy Center, which includes the Project for the Innocent, a clinic that pursues claims of actual innocence on behalf of inmates. Other Alarcón clinics include the Capital Habeas Litigation Clinic and the Ninth Circuit Appellate Clinic. Members of the media who wish to attend should contact Brian Costello, assistant director of marketing & communications, at 213-736-1444 or email@example.com.
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