Mark Bartlett and Rachel Herd appeared before the Washington State Clemency and Pardon Board in September 2017 on behalf of their client, Robbie Burton. More than 20 years ago, Robbie was sentenced to life in prison under Washington’s three-strikes law for drug-related theft. Since his conviction, he has completely turned his life around. Thanks to Mark and Rachel’s advocacy and preparation, the board agreed Robbie’s transformation was extraordinary, and Governor Inslee commuted his sentence. Robbie transitioned to work release in March 2019 and is already working fulltime. He will finish his time in work release in September 2019.