Major Victory in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

By February 3, 2021 No Comments

On January 19, 2021, Ryan Schiff won a major victory in the Supreme Judicial Court in the case Dinkins v. Massachusetts Parole Board.  The Court struck down a Parole Board regulation that has been in effect for more than 32 years, finding that it was “contrary to the plain terms of the statutory framework governing parole and thus is invalid.”  Dozens of people serving life sentences in Massachusetts prisons will benefit from this decision and at least 10 people will be immediately eligible for release from prison on parole from their life sentences, including one of Ryan’s clients.