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Danny Cevallos (@CevallosLaw) is a CNN Legal Analyst and a personal injury and criminal defense attorney admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Criminal defense attorneys everywhere will tell you, they receive a lot of letters from prison. Not from their clients, either -- but from people desperate for help, prisoners they've never met. Understandably, incarcerated convicts have lots of time to think about their cases and review their files. They also know that even if their case is the longest of long shots, it's worth their while to write to as many lawyers and news organizations as possible. Someone out there just might look at their case and find something -- some glimmer of hope.