The state parole board, continuing its push to rectify the plight of three-strikes offenders, has granted freedom to two more prison inmates and restored the parole eligibility of two others.The board’s actions have given scores of other convicts, imprisoned since the 1980s or early 1990s, their first slice of hope in decades – and sent them rushing to file appeals to the board.“I’m excited to see that the parole board has taken the stance that they have taken,” said Sandra Brandt, executive...
A senator from Northern Virginia has submitted a bill to change the state’s three-strikes law in the wake of a Virginian-Pilot investigation into its decades-long hold on nonviolent first-time offenders.State Sen. Scott Surovell, a Democrat who represents parts of Fairfax, Prince William and Stafford counties, confirmed Tuesday that he submitted the proposed legislation on Monday.
NORFOLKThe state parole board has granted release to a three-strikes inmate after announcing days ago that it was changing its interpretation of the three-strikes law.Norfolk man Haneef Rashe'd, who has been incarcerated since 1991, appears to be the first three-striker to be granted parole since the board's announcement Saturday that it was changing its stance on the three-strikes law.
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