Posts Tagged Law and Crime

Changes in Richmond May Mean Freedom for Some Prisoners

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In 1995, Virginia abolished parole — a change that led to crowding of state prisons and longer stays behind bars.  Now, small cracks have developed in the legal wall that keeps about 30,000 people locked up.  Sandy Hausman reports on changes that could free some inmates.

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Shelter for Victims of Human Trafficking to Open in Richmond

Thanks to a $500,000 state grant, central Virginia is getting its first and only shelter for victims of human trafficking. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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