Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project and the Norman Bryant Case

Finally, after 32 years in prison for a crime he wasn’t responsible for, Norman Bryant is eligible for parole and another shot at life. His resentencing that allows him a shot at parole comes after two Supreme Court decisions. One rules that automatic life without parole sentences are unconstitutional for juveniles and the other requires states like Pennsylvania to apply that retroactively. He will most likely meet with the parole board in the next few months. 

With help from our nonprofit partner, Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project, serving as mitigation specialists, Bryant is now looking forward to returning to the community and catching up with family and friends. While in prison he earned his GED, became an imam, and was noted as a mentor and a peacemaker.