Second Chance Stories: Attorney Brendan O'Toole

Brendan O'Toole volunteered as a pro-bono attorney through the Virginia Redemption Project, an initiative of NACDL's Return to Freedom Project. Brendan recounts telling his client, Sincere, that he was granted a conditional pardon and was going home after 24 years of incarceration. 


The Virginia Redemption Project is an initiative of NACDL’s Return to Freedom Project. To see other active projects and volunteer as an attorney, go to

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