Client Testimonials

Well, I just needed to…show my appreciation for putting up with my endless calls.   When I was at my lowest point, you never turned me down and that meant everything to me.   Thank you.


I have been a client of the Criminal Justice Institute since April, 2000. What makes my case so unusual is that I didn’t seek representation in an attempt to avoid prison; instead I sought their service in my quest to be released from prison. I served 31 years of a 2nd degree life sentence, which in Massachusetts meant that I was eligible for parole after serving 15 years. CJI learned about this unusual situation and decided to represent me. They’ve represented me to the fullest: their steadfastness, faith, and commitment in the form of direct representation before the parole board and indirect assistance by way of clinical social work services kept my focus and faith, which eventually resulted in my release. Without CJI’s commitment to justice and the perseverance of Attorney Elijah, Chris Pierce, LICSW, and a few special others, justice in my case may not have been served.




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