Steven Castenado was coerced into taking a plea bargain by threats of life imprisonment after being denied time for his lawyer to properly prepare for trial, after he was wrongly accused of murder aged just 17.
Please refer to https://cases.nationalcdp.org/steven-castanedo/ for a full description of the case.
Steven was denied post-conviction relief for ineffective assistance of counsel. A lawyer has been retained by the NCDP, who will be appealing the denial if a modest sum of money can be raised. See https://castanedo.nationalcdp.org/help-steven-now/ for details.