On January 23, 2020, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted the Motion to Release Ms. Santra Lavonne Rucker from federal custody. Attorney Makiba Gaines read about Ms. Rucker's case when she was still in high school. Even as a youth, Mrs. Gaines was weighed down by the injustice of Ms. Rucker's case and her thirteen life sentences. Mrs. Gaines represented Ms. Rucker in her motion for sentencing reduction. The details and date of Ms. Rucker's soon release will be forthcoming.