Sign the Petition to Parole 65-year-old Glenda Jo Virgil

Glenda Jo Virgil, 65, has served 25 years for killing her physically, mentally, and emotionally abusive partner who, after beating Ms. Virgil for several hours, threatened to kill her to prevent her from leaving him. Ms. Virgil is wheelchair-bound and in poor health. In September, doctors diagnosed Ms. Virgil with…

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Free: Sandra Davis-Lawrence

In a defining case for the California parole system, the Post-Conviction Justice Project successfully argued before the California Supreme Court that longtime inmate Sandra Davis-Lawrence’s due process rights had been violated by the Governor’s reversal of her grant of parole.

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Video: USC Law Students Help Deserving Clients Find Freedom

Since the early 1990’s, PCJP has provided pro bono representation to women serving life-terms, many of whom survived intimate partner violence. Hear from faculty, students, alumni and former clients Sandra Davis-Lawrence and Connie Keel. https://youtu.be/dUMo1wJelj4

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Woman freed by student speaks to law school

A woman who was represented by a USC Law student after spending 29 years in prison for sitting in a car while her husband robbed and killed a shop owner shared her story with a crowd of 165 students and parents at USC’s Trojan Parents Weekend. The woman — Connie Keel — gave a…

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