Jane Gagliardo, the main character in this story, grew up in the projects of Warren, Ohio, in a household rife with abuse. Pregnant at 17, she escaped her childhood home and married her high school sweetheart.
Together they raised three sons. Today, she is a state-certified counselor for abused women. She continues to make her home in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.
The United States Court of Appeals,Third Circuit opinion and case documentation can be viewed here→