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Virginia Is At a Flashpoint in History; Time to Tackle Policing...

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by Cindy I know everyone has a lot going on, and it’s hard to attend every Zoom and every event. But in the aftermath of...

Virginia GOP Okay With Parole…As Long As No One Gets Paroled

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by Cindy With Governor Northam urging the Virginia Department of Corrections to make use of early release to ease the spread of COVID-19 in prisons;...

VA Department of Corrections’ Inmate Early Release Plan Uses Racially-Biased Risk...

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by Cindy When Governor Northam sent back budget amendments to the General Assembly for the Reconvene Session, he included, in an attempt to minimize the...

What We Still Don’t Know About Solitary Confinement in Virginia

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tl;dr: A bill last year (Dick Saslaw, Patrick Hope, Dave Marsden, Barbara Favola) mandated an annual Dept. of Corrections report on the use of...

Cruel and Unusual Punishment? 110+ Degree Heat Indexes and No A/C...

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by Cindy Burkeville, Virginia. An excessive heat warning is in effect, as heat indexes climbed to 110 degrees Saturday afternoon. With the same predicted for...

Delegate Kaye Kory and Friends of Guest House Host Emotional Discussion...

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by Cindy; Originally posted at VAPLAN Over the last couple years, the Virginia Department of Corrections has made the news headlines, and not in a...

Aunt Flo Visits the Prison, But She Can’t Wear a Tampon!...

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Hot off the appalling reports on children being duct taped to chairs with bags over their heads in detention centers, and prisoners—including children—being kept...