Posts Tagged Criminal Justice

Lawmakers Take Up Call to End Cash Bail Bonds

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Richmond is taking steps to end its cash bail system, and now some state lawmakers are pushing for similar changes in other parts of the state. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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A Bipartisan Deal to Reform Virginia’s Criminal Justice System Has Been Struck

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Governor Ralph Northam, front, waves during his first State of the Commonwealth address. Northam and Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox, behind Northam, have reached a compromise to reform Virginia’s criminal justice system.  (Credit: AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Republicans and Democrats at the Capitol are striking a deal that will make significant changes to the criminal justice system in Virginia. Michael Pope is at the Capitol with the latest.

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As Obama Commutes Drug Sentences, Virginia Inmates Targeted

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The Eastern District includes Alexandria, Richmond and Norfolk (Credit: U.S. Department of Justice)

As the Obama administration draws to a close, officials at the Justice Department are busy commuting sentences of people convicted for drug offenses, especially crack cocaine. And, as Michael Pope reports, nowhere in the country has sentences for crack dealers as long as the Eastern District of Virginia.

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