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April 23, 2016

After 33 Years in Prison for Crimes He Didn't Commit, Keith Harward Adjusts to Freedom, Family, Technology

Keith Harward was charged with capital murder, and the state sought the death penalty for the horrific crimes. Instead, he was sentenced to life by the jury. After 33 years in prison, he was found innocent.

Read more (Richmond Times-Dispatch) »
April 22, 2016

Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights to Felons

Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia used his executive power to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons.

Read more (The New York Times) »
April 15, 2016

This Bakery Offers A Second Chance For Women After Prison

It's a bakery in Alexandria, Va., that makes granola, cookies and kale chips for local eateries and a local Whole Foods store. It's also a job-training and coaching program for women who need a second chance — many of whom have served time in prison, or are on probation following criminal charges.

Read more (The Salt) »
April 05, 2016

Jurors Need to Take the Law into Their Own Hands

This article discusses the issue that jurors should send a strong message to police and prosecutors that black lives matter and seek equal justice under the law.

Read more (The Washington Post) »
February 07, 2016

Brian Moran: Gun Deal is a Historic Advance

New law moves Virginia closer to closing the “gun-show loophole” by significantly expanding access to background checks at gun shows. It also takes guns out of the hands of domestic abusers in Virginia.

Read more (The Washington Post) »

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