Friday, February 2, 2018

CP 14 Film Wins

A clemency case handled by a Ballard Spahr LLP is the subject of a documentary that won an Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. A team of lawyers handled the clemency petition for Cindy Shank, "a pro bono client who sentenced to 15 years in prison for a first-time, nonviolent drug-related offense." “The Sentence”
... is about Shank’s incarceration, its impact on her three daughters and the family’s efforts to lobby for sentencing reform. It is directed by first-time filmmaker Rudy Valdez, Shank’s brother. Valdez began making the film as a way to record his nieces’ childhoods while Shank was in prison, according to the release The documentary also has a deal with HBO for U.S. television and streaming rights, Variety reported. 
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