PCJP Hosts Second Annual “Lifer School”

 This past Saturday, the Post-Conviction Justice Project and UnCommon Law, a non-profit legal services provider in Oakland, California that specializes in challenging unlawful prison conditions including the parole consideration process for lifers, hosted the second annual “Lifer School” at the USC Gould School of Law.  Over the course of the…

0 Comments

Two Students Lecture on Parole Process at San Quentin Prison

Third-year clinical students Ryan Appleby and Jackson Trugman, along with supervising attorney Heidi Rummel, recently presented a three-part lecture on California Parole Law and Lifer Hearings to members of Kid C.A.T. and their guests at San Quentin Prison. Kid C.A.T., which stands for Creating Awareness Together, is a group of…

0 Comments

PCJP Alumnus Elected to Washington State Supreme Court

Sheryl Gordon McCloud, USC Class of 1984 and alumnus of the Post-Conviction Justice Project, was elected to the Washington State Supreme Court on November 6, 2012. For over two decades, Justice McCloud has been a criminal defense attorney with an active appellate practice -- including hundreds of arguments before the…

0 Comments

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…

0 Comments

Heidi Rummel, Students Talk Juvenile Justice on KXSC Radio

Second-year law students Michael Hart and Joanna Hall, with Supervising Attorney Heidi Rummel, discussed representing inmates sentenced as juveniles to life in prison without parole on KXSC Radio October 17. The Post-Conviction Justice Project, which since 1981 has represented parole-eligible inmates serving indeterminate life sentences, recently announced its plans to…

0 Comments

Student Learns Empathy, Patience

by Chao Qi My first year of law school can be summed up by various two-word phrases: Socratic method, reading cases, writing memos, outlining courses and taking exams. But after my first year of law school, I began a summer internship with USC Law’s Post-Conviction Justice Project (PCJP). I joined…

0 Comments

PCJP Expands Focus to Represent Youth Offenders

By Gilien Silsby USC Gould School of Law’s Post-Conviction Justice Project (PCJP) announced today that it is expanding its client base to include representation of juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole. The move comes as California addresses life-term sentences for 16- and 17-year-old youths.…

0 Comments
Close Menu