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No Prejudice Shown from Defendant’s Jail Garb (access required)

A defendant who was wearing jail-issued clothing when tried for petit larceny, third offense, is not entitled to have his conviction reversed due to prejudice before the jury, the Supreme Court of Virginia holds. The only description in the record of defen­dant’s clothing is from his counsel – “a green, sort of scrub outfit,” black ...

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