Juvenile Lifer Released on Parole in Maryland

June 4, 2020

Cleary Gottlieb represented E.T., who was released on parole on June 4, 2020, after having served 27 years in prison for a crime committed when he was 17 years old.

Mr. T. is one of the first juvenile lifers to be released on parole in Maryland in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decisions in Miller v. Alabama and Montgomery v. Louisiana. The court ruled that mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional and that this ruling should be applied retroactively to permit consideration of mitigating factors including age.