YSRP staff gathered on February 1, 2023, to celebrate freedom and commemorate the 7th anniversary of the landmark Montgomery v. Louisiana US Supreme Court decision with former Juvenile Lifers, advocates, and movement leaders.
On March 16, 2021, Joe Ligon, YSRP’s client-partner and the nation’s longest-serving Juvenile Lifer, appeared on CBS This Morning in his first televised interview since he left prison on February 11, 2021, after 68 years of incarceration. Mr. Ligon and his attorney and YSRP partner Bradley Bridge, highlighted their struggle to achieve Mr. Ligon’s freedom after a 15-year legal battle. Together, they fought so that Mr. Ligon could leave prison on his own terms — free at last, and without the restrictions of parole. Watch the video above to see the full segment, and click the link below to read Mr. Ligon’s story on cbsnews.com.