Meet the Friends

About the Friends!
How Richard Got His Friends and Why He Needs Them
article by Bob Perske 2007

Click here to see a Tribute to Irv Hargrave

Contact the Friends!  Email Rosemarie Hargrave: [email protected]

Messages from the Friends while Richard was in prison!

message from John Castle, Our First Coordinator.
message from Marge Cunningham, Former CEO of The Cunningham Group — Court Reporters
message from Leigh Ann Davis, The Arc of the U.S.
message from George Ducharme & Pat Beeman, Co-Directors of Communitas, Inc.
message from Peg Dignoti. Peg served as the Arc of CT executive director during the first 17 years of Richard’s incarceration.
message from Steve Greenspan, Forensic Psychologist
message from Barb Kimball, Richard’s cousin
message from Andy Lefebvre, A Retired Chief of Detectives
In Loving Memory of Elizabeth Martin, The Woman Who First Sounded the Alarm About Richard’s Plight
message from the Mod Squad, Teddi, Craig and Brenda
message from Jack Pearpoint and Lynda Kahn of the Inclusion Press
message from Bob Perske, Street-Court-Prison Worker and Author
message from Karin Melberg Schwier, Copestone Writers — Canada
message from Patricia McGill Smith, Parent leader in the field of disability
message from Dick Sobsey, Director, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre
message from Sue Swenson (Charlie’s Mom)
message from Yvette Taylor, Senior Editor, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
message from Nancy Thaler, Executive Director, NASDDDS
message from Anne Treimanis, attorney and webmaster
message from Richard Voorhees, Sociologist
message from Lynn Warner, Arc of CT executive director
message from Karl Williams, writer/musician

Photos of the Friends

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Rosemarie and Irv Hargrave
Rosemarie and Irv Hargrave
Rosemarie, Richard's Literacy Volunteer tutor for many years, and retired Counselor for persons with disabilities through the Arc of Greater Enfield. Irv, retired Vice President of the General Reinsurance Corp. and presently Richard's voluntary Conservator.
Kate Germond
Kate Germond
Associate Director, Investigator and Advocate for Centurion Ministries.
James C. McCloskey, Executive Director, & Kate Germond, Associate Director, Investigator and Advocate from Centurion Ministries.
Paul Casteleiro, Esq.
Paul Casteleiro, Esq.
Defense Attorney Paul Casteleiro
Bob Perske
Bob Perske
Bob Perske in Colorado in 2007 at the dedication of a headstone for Joe Arridy, a man with moderate ID wrongly executed in the 1930s based on a false confession, and the subject of a wonderful book by Bob titled "Deadly Innocence?" To learn more about Joe Arridy, check out
Steve Greenspan PhD
Steve Greenspan PhD
Retired UConn professor, now in Colorado. Developed a theory of gullibility as a key to explaining vulnerability of defendants like Richard.