A New Journey for Lawrence Bell

Lawrence was 14 when he was arrested, 15 when waived to adult court, 16 when he stood trial, and 17 when a judge sentenced him to life plus 50 years and told him he would die in prison. Thanks to Lawrence’s extraordinary transformation, wonderful friends and mentors, and a legal team who believed in him so much it often hurt, in February of 2020, a judge resentenced him to the minimum, 30 years. I am privileged to represent him and was humbled to be by his side today as he walked out the door 30 years to the day he went in. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges chronicled just a portion of Lawrence's incredible story here: https://scheerpost.com/2020/06/29/chris-hedges-my-student-comes-home/ 

Lawrence is pictured on the day of his release with his legal team.  Also present were friends, family and mentors, including Chris.  Lawrence has love, support, and a bright future ahead.  He will complete college this fall and head on to a post-graduate education.  He needs some help getting started with basic necessities and living expenses until he begins school and work study.  Please donate whatever you can.  Even a small amount helps. Below (left to right): Alicia Hubbard, Ashley Jackson, Lawrence Bell, Jennifer Sellitti, and Eric Hollinger.  Jared Dorfman, also part of the legal team, could not be there for Lawrence's release but was with us in spirit. 

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    • $1,000 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jennifer Sellitti 
Trenton, NJ
Lawrence Bell 
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