This is a habeas corpus petition filed in RI Superior Court which argues that an inmate is unlawfully being held in prison despite a decision by the R.I. Parole Board to release him on supervised parole. This is the second time in two years the ACLU has had to go to court to address this ongoing and disturbing problem created by a controversial and, according to the petition, unlawful policy change by the R.I. Department of Corrections (DOC).


Lisa Holley, Sonja Deyoe, Lynette Labinger and Assistant Public Defender Camille McKenna

Date filed

August 3, 2021