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Joe’s blog – #88 – Law review articles from the Symposium

The law review articles from the Symposium: ” From Conviction to Clemency Comm. v. Giarratano: A Case Study of the Modern Death Penalty”, are now up. Here is the URL: http://lawreview.journals.wlu.io/category/print/volume-733/ All of the articles are very good and extremely informative. Though I highly recommend all, if time is limited please take a peek at […]

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Pete’s blog – #7-Joe Giarratano and his new (Leg)

Working out with Joe Giarratano and his new (Leg).. Yes he got that bad boy yesterday and this morning we hit the BlackTop, Man-O-Live let me tell ya, This guy was off like a shot. What a difference it makes with the right equipment, From a sitting position he stood up took that first step […]

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Joe just went out to get his new leg

Update on this one too! FALSE ALARM ON THE LEG…SORT OF. THEY HAD ME SIGN THE PAPERWORK TO PAY FOR IT HERE, SO THAT I COULD BRING THE LEG BACK WITH ME. GOT TO HANGER…TURNS OUT THAT IT WAS FOR A FINAL FITTING AND LENGTH ADJUSTMENTS. THEY HAD THE LEG ASSEMBLEMED ON A TEST SOCKET. […]

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Pete’s blog – #5 – Joe G. asked me to give all an update

Here’s an update from Joe to the update below that we just got: For now, my PT is on track. She asked me to please allow them to attend my next visit to hanger. I gave the okay, but made it clear that somethings really needed to change, and she agreed. More on all of […]

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Pete’s blog #2 – I’ve seen this guy do some pretty amazing stuff

Today I had a new task, taking Joe G to his physical therapy session (unscheduled ). It was a surprise test to reevaluate his mobility level, Reference Medicare. They usually ask the person that takes him to leave. What a surprise they let me stay. So this is what I witnessed. First they had him […]

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Joe’s blog #60 – I try to give them the benefit of the doubt

Well, the Health Services Director has responded to my appeal of the Wardens decision re my grievance concerning the difficulty I am having in getting the appropriate prosthetic leg. For the grievance and my appeal see my earlier blogs. The response is as follows: “Your grievance appeal complaint has been reviewed along with the response […]

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JOE GIARRATANO SHOULD BE GRANTED PAROLE

This is a summary of the arguments Stephen Northup and Tony Troy made to the Parole Board during their meeting with Board member Adrianne Bennett on April 19, 2016 JOE GIARRATANO SHOULD BE GRANTED PAROLE 1. According to the home page of its website, the Parole Board’s “mission is to grant parole to those offenders whose release […]

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Joe Giarrantano’s Life Spared but Fight Continues for His Freedom

A False Confessions Case – By Steve Northup, a retired litigation partner in the Richmond office who served as our first Pro Bono Partner. He is an expert on False Confessions cases. Did you know that a Troutman Sanders pro bono client was once the subject of an international effort to spare his life, with […]

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Joe’s blog #51 – a very disgruntled, uncooperative, disabled prisoner

What a day. This morning I went out on transport. As I anticipated I landed at Hanger Prosthetics. I was somewhat confused because it was not the clinic, though the same company, that I normally go to. My day went downhill from there. Turns out that my appointment was @ 9am. I didn’t leave the […]

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Detailed Program for the Symposium, February 5-6

Lara D. Gass Annual Symposium From Conviction to Clemency: Commonwealth v. Giarratano, a Case Study in the Modern Death Penalty To be held Friday, February 5, 2016—Saturday, February 6, 2016 Millhiser Moot Court Room Washington and Lee University School of Law Lexington, VA By highlighting the case of Commonwealth of Virginia v. Joseph Michael Giarratano, […]

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