Started in 2019, the Unjust Punishment Project (UPP) advocates for the release of people serving excessive life or near life sentences through thoughtful and creative litigation and advocacy. The UPP frees people who were given inhumane sentences under Louisiana’s draconian sentencing laws.

Unjust Punishment Project (UPP) Clients

Ricky Tisdale

Ricky Banks

Michael Nelson

David Henry

Clydel Cummings

Shannon Ferguson

Bernard Forrest

Bobby Wallace

James Baker

Cody Fleming

Michael Colton

Jim Howard

Larry Hall

Barney Holt

Tyrone Mitchell

Clarence Simmons

Alonzo Allen

Emanuel Randall

Guy Frank

Andrew Skinner

Eric Isaac

Fate Winslow

Mitchell Stevens

Thomas Swinner