Posts Tagged Solitary Confinement

The sponsor of solitary confinement study is ok with governor’s amendment

Lawmakers will return to Richmond next week to consider several amendments from the governor to legislation from the General Assembly. Michael Pope has this report on one of those amendments to a bill aimed at limiting the use of solitary confinement in Virginia prisons.

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An effort to end solitary confinement in Virginia is dead for this year’s session

Lawmakers are rejecting an effort to end solitary confinement. As Michael Pope reports, they’re moving forward with a study instead.

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House of Delegates could debate Senate solitary confinement bill in the coming weeks

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would create new limitations on how long inmates can be held in solitary confinement in Virginia prisons. Michael Pope reports the bill is facing a tough time in the House.

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Bill limiting solitary confinement in Virginia clears first hurdle

Members of the General Assembly are considering a bill that would limit how long Virginia prisons can hold inmates in solitary confinement. Michael Pope has the latest from the Capitol.

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ACLU Joins Call for More Information on How Virginia Handles Solitary Confinement

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Democratic lawmakers and the ACLU of Virginia are pushing for more information on how the state uses solitary confinement. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.

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