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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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Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 3, 2016

Law school symposium to focus on former death row inmate TIMES-DISPATCH Joseph M. Giarratano at Buckingham Correctional Center, speaks with members of the media in this 1991 file photo. Giarratano came within three days of being executed in February 1991 before Gov. Douglas Wilder granted him a conditional pardon and commuted his death sentence. Attend […]

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Visit from Francoise

Dear all, Joe is trying not to get overly hopeful for a truly HAPPY and NEW beginning in 2016, but he was grinning ear-to-ear today as he related one bit of good news after the other.  He’s had his hopes dashed far too many times to dare to believe justice will finally be served in his case, […]

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Symposium: From Conviction to Clemency, February 5-6, 2016

Publicize this as much as you can! Register here! Current 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 Jump to: Schedule | About | […]

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Joe’s blog #34 – the good, bad, and the ugly.

Yesterday was a productive day. I met with the Medical Administrator here at Deerfield. A very nice lady who clearly knows her stuff. We had an in depth conversation about my issue with the lack of continuity of care in my case. We also discussed the difficulty of providing care within the DOC. I shared […]

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Letters from Peace Studies Class

I cannot even begin to imagine the pain being incarcerated for this long period of time has brought you, but I urge you to remain positive and keep fighting for what is right.

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Joe’s blog #18 – an audioblog

Here is the transcript of what Joe says: Audio blog #1 My name is Joe and I want to thank you for taking the time to visit this website. I’m not going to beat around the bush or ply you with details of a long, sad, story. The reality is that I need your help […]

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On Monday September 29 Joe’s right leg was amputated above the knee

Written by Marney Morrison: On Monday September 29 Joe’s right leg was amputated above the knee at the Medical College of VA. Because of severe pain in both of his legs on Thursday, Joe was seen outside the prison by doctors at a hospital in Southwest VA, and quickly transferred to the Critical Care unit […]

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Visited Joe August 10, 2014

Dignity. Compassion. Justice. Are these three traits not the essence of being human? Do they not express what it means to lead a life worth living? Are they not human rights, part of what makes us aspire to do the right thing, to be the best we can be? For most of us, these three […]

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