Joe Hunt discusses the sixteen people he helped avoid a life sentence and the dozens that received sentence reductions.
Well yes, I’ve been working, I’ve done habeas petitions and I’ve litigated on behalf of other prisoners.
I’ve also been trying to have them freed, to vacate their conviction, and so, over the years I’ve filed dozens and dozens of—probably close to something like 150—petitions on separate cases.
And I’ve also helped prisoners when I was in the county jail in San Mateo for four years, and I was in Los Angeles County Jail for almost five years total.
I helped other prisoners that were pro per, acting as a mentor to develop the theory of the case, investigate their case, and understand the rules, evidence, and to prosecute their sentence theory.
Anyhow, in total, the sixteen people that I’ve helped either avoided a life sentence because they were acquitted or were released by the courts.
In addition, there were dozens of cases of sentencing reduction.