These are two petitions in R.I. Superior Court for post conviction relief. Both petitions claiming that the R.I. Department of Corrections (DOC) is unlawfully keeping in prison two individuals who were convicted of crimes when they were juveniles. The legal action claims that the DOC is violating a law enacted by the General Assembly last year that targeted lengthy sentences meted out to young offenders and explicitly sought to help them get early release from those sentences.
Neves / Ortega v. State of Rhode Island
Sonja Deyoe, Lisa Holley, Lynette Labinger
January 14, 2022