Posts Tagged Criminal Justice System
Poll: Virginians feel just as safe after criminal justice reforms
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 19, 2022
A new poll shows voters support recent changes to criminal justice in Virginia. Michael Pope has the details.
Advocates hope more minor peer courts pop up across Virginia
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 26, 2021
The effort to prevent young people from finding themselves caught up in the criminal justice system has a new tool. Michael Pope reports on the emergence of peer courts.
VA House Weighs Possible Release for Sick and Disabled Prisoners
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on February 18, 2020
In most states prisoners with a terminal illness can be freed early, but Virginia only considers inmates with less than three months to live. Now, the legislature may change that, making several thousand prisoners eligible for compassionate release. Sandy Hausman reports.
Lawmakers Continue to Discuss Changes to Criminal Justice System, Including Mental Health Reform
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on March 5, 2018
Jails across Virginia are becoming de facto mental institutions as more and more inmates arrive every day with serious mental illness. And, lawmakers are hoping better treatment in jail might free up psychiatric beds for those not caught up in the criminal justice system. Micheal Pope reports.