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Video of Joe’s release

This is what it looked like that day, December 20, 2017, when Joe was released on parole after close to 40 years in prison. Wow!

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Todd C. Peppers column

“Giarratano’s story is an important cautionary tale about a flawed criminal justice system which often values procedural rules over substantive justice.”

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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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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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Joe’s prosthetic leg

Joe has asked that information regarding his prosthetic leg be posted on the site. Here’s a link with info. Looks pretty fancy! http://mediusa.com/portfolio-item/op5op5sfkp5/ The Web Team  

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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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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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