The Board’s mission is to grant parole to those offenders whose release is compatible with public safety.

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March 01, 2018

RVA Night League for Safer Streets Builds Life Skills, Relationships Along with Basketball

RVA Night League for Safer Streets is the brainchild and vision of Paul Taylor and Jawad Abdu, two “returned citizens” who developed the idea while incarcerated at Greensville Correctional Center.

Read more (Richmond Free Press) »
February 28, 2018

AG's Office Joins Exoneration Requests in Case of Covington Man Convicted of Bank Robberies for which Real Robber Confessed

The Virginia attorney general’s office has joined the exoneration requests in the extraordinary case of a Covington man convicted of bank robberies in 2006 for which the real robber confessed.

Read more (The Roanoke Times) »
January 15, 2018

Bill Would Change Virginia's 'Three-Strikes' Law on Parole Eligibility

The bill would amend what has been dubbed the three-time-loser or three-strikes law, under which inmates convicted of three separate murders, rapes or robberies -- or any combination of the three -- involving a deadly weapon, could be stripped of parole eligibility if the offenses were not part of "a common act, transaction or scheme."

Read more (Richmond Times-Dispatch) »
January 07, 2018

Changes in 'Three Strikes and You're Out' Law, Practice Could Affect Hundreds of Inmates

A Northern Virginia lawmaker has filed legislation to amend Virginia's "three strikes and you're out" law to require that inmates be convicted of one crime before another "strike" is counted against them.

Read more (Daily Press) »
August 08, 2017

The Practical Case for Parole for Violent Offenders

This article asks the question: "are prisoners who have served long sentences for violent crimes genuinely capable of reforming and not reoffending? The evidence says yes.

Read more (The New York Times) »

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