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Prof. Silverman Represents Woman Released After 49 Years in Prison

Prof. Silverman began his representation of Betty Smithey in 1971, 8 years after her conviction for the murder of a child. Ms Smithey, the longest-serving female inmate in the country, was set free yesterday following a grant of clemency by Gov. Brewer in June, and a hearing by the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency. Read more here.

Additional coverage is available here (KGUN 9) and here (LA Times) - both sites have a video featuring Prof. Silverman's comments.

UPDATE: Here's another story on Prof. Silverman and his representation of Ms Smithey from the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix Online.

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Posted:08/14/2012
Updated: 09/21/2012