• Petitioned Virginia State Senate

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Virginia State Senate
State Sen. Richard Stuart
State Sen. Adam Ebbin
State Sen. Jennifer Wexton
State Sen. Ryan McDougle
State Sen. Linda Puller
State Sen. George Barker
State Sen. Frank Wagner
State Sen. Jill Vogel
State Sen. John Miller
State Sen. Lynwood Lewis
State Sen. Jeffrey McWaters
State Sen. Ralph Smith
State Sen. Emmett Hanger

SB796 | A chance to address a brutal policy

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      Thousand Kites

Virginia has no parole. 

Children of the incarcerated in Virginia have shown incredible resilience in the face of great challenges, going to school, cooking their own meals, maintaining relationships with their incarcerated parent, and hoping for a brighter day in the face of a brutal 1995 political decision that eliminated any hope of parole in Virginia. 

It is a fact that there is no parole in Virginia, and the only people who benefit are those who have their paws in a billion-dollar cookie jar.  Larger than Education and Transportation, the Corrections budget is a handout to a state-run industry in Virginia.

With the introduction of SB796, which calls for those inside our prisons to be able to earn earlier release through the completion of educational and drug treatment programs, we have an opportunity to bring common sense back to Virginia.   

SB796 will support common sense criminal justice policy, while making sure that those who are returning to our communities from prison have a better chance of being successful and contributing as taxpayers.  

In the coming days a small handful of committee members will vote to see if the bill will move forward.  They need a little more of a push, we need your voice if we are going to end thousand of years of incarceration in Virginia.  Learn more about this campaign.


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    2. Seeking a Path Out of Prison in Virginia

      In the tough-on-crime days of the 1990s, Virginia took a pretty drastic step. Through a series of rule changes and quiet policy shifts, the state essentially eliminated parole. Now a coalition of grassroots activists is working to bring back a path...


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    • Alan Haggard SAN DIEGO, CA
      • over 3 years ago



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