A person who is sentenced to an upper term of life but who has the possibility to parole and reenter society.
As many as a third of lifers may be the victim of theft as a result of their long-term incarceration; they often get cut out of wills; business partners may misappropriate profits; even family members with access to the lifer's property may make bad choices simply because they assume the lifer is never coming home. Lifers need lawyers to pursue these people in civil court.
Having identified this problem, we host monthly legal clinics for lifers at partner reentry agencies to identify any legal claims they may have and represent them in civil court. Lifers do not lose their property rights because of their incarceration. The Lifer Legal Clinic provides full-service representation to vindicate their property rights in court to encourage a successful transition as they return home.