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May 17, 2018

First Three-Strikes Inmate Granted Parole After Policy Shift is Released from Prison

The first inmate to be granted parole after the Virginia Parole Board changed its stance on the state’s three-strikes law has been released from prison.

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March 27, 2018

CNU Conference Takes Aim at Street Gangs, Discusses Ideas for Eradication

Paul Taylor was once a legendary — and feared — street gang leader in Newport News but after serving 23 years in prison for killing his best friend on Buxton Avenue in 1994, Taylor was paroled eight months ago. Now his mission is to keep young people out of gangs and give convicted felons a second chance.

Read more (Daily Press) »
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) »

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