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WAD Shareholders’ Pro Bono Service Changes Lives


Birmingham, AL – White Arnold & Dowd P.C. shareholders J. Mark White and Hope S. Marshall were recently recognized by Alabama Appleseed for their work in helping secure the release of Willie Ingram. As Appleseed noted, Mr. Ingram “served 39 years in prison after being convicted of a $20 robbery while armed with a pocketknife . . . . Mr. Ingram was originally sentenced to life imprisonment without parole under Alabama’s Habitual Felony Offender Act; his priors were all nonviolent property offenses from the 1970s. Appleseed took his case and with assistance from attorneys Mark White and Hope Marshall at White Arnold and Dowd, won his freedom. Mr. Ingram was resentenced to time served in November and walked out of St. Clair Correctional Facility to be welcomed by his two sons, sister, and a brother. ” On his release day in November, Mr. Ingram shared, “I didn’t know what to think, I was so happy. I thought I was going to be in prison for the rest of my life, but God made a way for me.” More on Mr. Ingram’s story and the work of Alabama Appleseed can be found here.

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