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Idea from Nancy Crist

Nancy Crist

Title

'Hail Mary' Lawyers Work to Free Inmates Vetted for Clemency Initiative

Summary

Valena Beety is one of many lawyers using a Hail Mary to keep hope alive for inmates awaiting clemency. She is using a Holloway Motion to free one of the nearly 3,500 offenders who petitioned under the 2014 Clemency Initiative but did not receive a response by the time President Obama left office. Justice reform attorneys are stepping up to help these inmates, who are good candidates for clemency and for successfully re-entering society because they met the Initiative’s stringent requirements.

Author

Nancy Crist

Industry Category

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Keywords

  • law
  • clemency
  • justice reform
  • 2014 Clemency Initiative
  • Holloway Motion
  • Links

  • http://www.law.wvu.edu/faculty-staff/full-time-faculty/valena-elizabeth-beety