Civ. A. No. 78-0241(R).

462 F.Supp. 164 (1978)

Joseph Franklin EDWARDS, Sr., Petitioner, v. VIRGINIA STATE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS and the Attorney General of Virginia, Respondents.

United States District Court, W. D. Virginia, Roanoke Division.

November 27, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Joseph Franklin Edwards, pro se.

Jerry P. Slonaker, Asst. Atty. Gen., Richmond, Va., for respondents.


TURK, Chief Judge.

Petitioner, Joseph Franklin Edwards, Sr., was convicted in the Circuit Court of Franklin County on December 9, 1968, of breaking and entering and possession of a sawed-off shotgun. He was sentenced to the Virginia State Penitentiary for twenty years with twelve suspended and a five-year sentence to run concurrently with the first. On April 7, 1973, the petitioner escaped from Penitentiary Camp No. 7, White Post, Virginia...

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