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