Commission on Parole Review: Alternative Sentencing Options

Prison Reform Think ProgressThe Virginia Department of Corrections has more than 30-thousand people locked up in state prisons, local and regional jails, each costing taxpayers an average of more than $32,000 a year.  Those who committed crimes after 1994 are not eligible for parole, but Governor Terry McAuliffe has appointed a commission to study that situation and make recommendations.  Sandy Hausman reports on the issues that group may tackle during its final meeting today.

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