Petition to Restore Parole in Virginia
  • Petitioning Senator Henry L. Marsh

This petition will be delivered to:

Co-Chair, Senate Courts of Justice
Senator Henry L. Marsh
Virginia State Senate
Virginia State House
Virginia
Gov. Terry McAuliffe
Virginia-009
State Sen. A. Donald McEachin
Virginia-042
State Rep. David Albo

Petition to Restore Parole in Virginia

    1. Lindsay Michie
    2. Petition by

      Lindsay Michie

      Lynchburg, VA

Since 1995, a year after the Virginia Assembly passed legislation to abolish parole, Virginia has built thirteen new prisons and many new jails even as the crime rate has declined. The money spent building new prisons to house those serving long sentences could be better used in three ways: to fund rehabilitative programs for inmates in the prisons, to fund re-entry programs for those leaving prison, and to fund education in Virginia to prevent children from going to prison.

 

The fact that the state of Virginia only spends approximately $10,597 a year per student in public schools, and $25,129 per year per inmate in prison, demonstrates that state officials entrusted with the duty and responsibility of fulfilling their accountability to the public have neglected the serious needs of the commonwealth.

 

 

 

 

 

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    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Jennifer McClellan responds:

      Jennifer McClellan

      Dear Constituents -

      Thank you for contacting me to share you concerns regarding parole and time served of inmates. Like you, I also share many of the same concerns. As the 2013 session draws near, I will keep your comments in mind as ...


    3. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • celesta tompkins POUND, VA
      • about 16 hours ago

      my brother is in prison for an non violent crime

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    • Kimberly Strayer WINCHESTER, VA
      • 1 day ago

      Because I want parole and Virginians deserve to be treated with more dignity and respect as American Citizens.

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    • Teresa Gonzalez MOUNT JACKSON, VA
      • 4 days ago

      My fiancee is in jail now and it would be great if his time was reduced.

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    • Sallie Jones YOUNGSTOWN, OH
      • 7 days ago

      restore prisons parole honor your word, for the year 1995,spend that money in used for help with school medica, the school for children education ,veteran,for housing needed family,better food in the school system ,food for needy family, create more jobs

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    • Donna Midgett WASHINGTON, NC
      • 12 days ago

      I think that some should be able to get parole.

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