Q: Is there any types of appeals for someone that’s been in prison for 5+ years?
No previous charges, they got 15yrs for a child neglect charge. First and only offense.
An appeal of the conviction is out-of-time. Under very limited circumstances, a conviction can be vacated through the Post-Conviction process. Another consideration would be applying for a sentence commutation.
I would encourage you to contact an attorney to review the person's individual case so the attorney can determine if any avenues for relief may exist discuss with you any options that may exist.
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