While Virginia has not adopted procedures for
securing representation that are as far reaching and effective as those
available in other States, no prisoner on death row in Virginia has been unable
to obtain counsel to represent him in postconviction proceedings, and
Virginia's prison system is staffed with institutional lawyers to assist in
preparing petitions for postconviction relief.
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