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Recent News & Announcements

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.

Read more (Virginia Parole Board Press Release) »
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.

Read more (Virginia Parole Board Press Release) »
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.

Read more (Richmond Times-Dispatch) »
June 27, 2019

A Murder on the Rappahannock River

A little over 30 years ago, a Northern Neck fisherman named Emerson Stevens went to prison for the brutal slaying of a homecoming queen and mother of two. Now, a reexamination of the case by a hard-charging UVA lawyer has turned up troubling questions. Did police have the wrong man?

Read more (Washingtonian) »
January 16, 2019

Two Bills Would Allow Virginia Inmates Sentenced by misinformed Jurors a Chance at Parole

This legislative session, two bills have been proposed -- one each in the House and Senate -- that would give inmates sentenced by juries during 1995-2000 a chance at parole.

Read more (The Virginian-Pilot) »

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