Morris Nichols Team Achieves Pro Bono Victory under the Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act

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Morris Nichols attorneys, in conjunction with attorneys from Ballard Spahr in Washington D.C., successfully moved for the release of an incarcerated individual under the Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act (“IRAA”), affording a rehabilitated individual a second chance at life.

On April 15, 2024, the Honorable Judge Kendra Davis Briggs issued an order granting our client’s IRAA motion. Our client had been serving a life sentence and had been incarcerated for more than 23 years. In celebrating this huge accomplishment, Morris Nichols attorney Cindy Cucuzzella stated that “[our client] made the commitment to change and to focus on rehabilitation many years ago and, thankfully, the court recognized his growth and maturity. It was an incredible learning experience for all of us as well as an extremely rewarding opportunity to impact someone’s life in a truly meaningful way.” Cindy Cucuzzella led the team of attorneys, including Cameron Clark, Emily LaSpina, Phil Reytan and Catherine Long, that achieved this wonderful result for our client.

Morris Nichols actively encourages all of our lawyers to become involved with public service from the start of their careers, whether through volunteerism or community support. Learn more about Morris Nichols’ Pro Bono & Community Service.

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