Published on Oct 28, 2015
The YCDA Lifer Hearing Unit attorneys attend parole hearings for those who have been convicted of life in prison with the possibility of parole. Our Deputy District Attorneys offer statements regarding the serious nature of the crime and the impact that the release of the inmate could have on society. Members of the victim's family are also allowed to attend these hearings and are given the opportunity to offer comments regarding the release of the inmate and the lasting impact that the crime has had upon their lives. We are present to support the victims as well as seeking to secure the inmates time in state prison is extended so that they are not released back into society. Please watch this video to get more information on our Lifer Hearing Unit and the Richard Islas murder case.