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August 07, 2020

Virginia Parole Board Response to OSIG Report - Letter to the OSIG

Chair Chapman’s Response to OSIG Findings: While the Board looks forward to OSIG’s recommendations regarding victim contact and specifically, the application of the term “endeavor diligently,” the Board must first point out that the OSIG’s conclusions are based on faulty assumptions, incorrect facts, a misunderstanding of certain procedures, and incorrect interpretations of the Virginia State Code as follows.

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July 31, 2020

Virginia Parole Board Response to OSIG Report

Due to the confidentiality of the OSIG report, the Parole Board is not able to comment on the information contained in the report. However, the Parole Board must highlight that OSIG’s conclusions are based on factual inaccuracies, a misunderstanding of the Parole Board’s procedures, and incorrect interpretations of the Virginia State Code.

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May 11, 2020

Virginia Parole Board – Temporary hold on Vincent Martin’s release

Richmond – The Parole Board has been made aware that the Office of the State Inspector General (OSIG) is conducting an administrative investigation into the Board's policies and procedures as they pertain to the recent parole grant of Vincent Martin.

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April 15, 2020

Virginia Parole Board Statement on Vincent Martin

Richmond – Virginia Parole Board Chair Adrianne Bennett confirms the Board’s decision to grant parole to Vincent Lamont Martin. The Parole Board is committed to its ethical obligation to promote fair and impartial justice at all times.

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April 08, 2020

Advocates call for quick action in response to spread of virus in Va. prisons. Officials say solutions are not simple.

Advocates are calling for the release of at-risk prison, jail and juvenile correctional center inmates as soon as possible through means including parole, geriatric release and clemency by Gov. Ralph Northam for long-term inmates with a short time left to serve.

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