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I Helped Free a Man From Life Without Parole. Then He Turned on Me.

I believed I was helping an honorable, decent man — until he was released from prison

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II played a vital role in helping a man, once sentenced to life without parole (LWOP), in getting a commutation from the governor and then released. It…

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Susan Lawrence, M.D., Esq.

Susan Lawrence, M.D., Esq.

Susan E. Lawrence is a physician, lawyer, and award-winning writer and prison reform activist who works to end life without parole sentences nationwide.