Posts Tagged Incarceration

New report: Virginia needs to end “civil commitment”

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A new report calls attention to Virginia’s practice of incarcerating people even after their sentence has been completed. Michael Pope explains.

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Renewed focus on clemency as Gov Northam’s term nears its end

The Governor’s Mansion in Richmond, VA. Photographed on August 31, 2021 (Credit: Jahd Khalil / RADIO IQ)

Those incarcerated in Virginia before 1995 generally only have one option to get out of jail early: the governor has to grant them clemency. As Governor Ralph Northam enters his last full month in office, his time to make those decisions is running out. Jahd Khalil has this report.


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Virginia’s Youth Prison Population Drops by Two-Thirds

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Prison guards stand on the road near the entrance to the Greenville Correctional Center. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Each year, Virginia spends $187,000 to imprison, and educate, just one child. The high cost, and high population, has led to bipartisan support for restructuring the juvenile justice system. Virginia’s Governor touted the state’s success at a conference Monday. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.


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