As we draw closer to the July 1 early release date of Virginia inmates we want our community to know that we will do everything we can to help make the transition as smooth as possible, provide training and resources, and work with our community leaders to continue to support 2nd chance success and public safety.
Please take the time to read the articles below and listen to the comments from Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares. Please note that he says we are looking at 15,000 by the end of the year. Juanita Shanks, CEO
Brad Haywood, Founder and Executive Director of Justice Forward say "some state legislators plan to introduce an amendment to the budget that could come up for a vote as early as June first. It would make many prisoners ineligible for extra good time credits - including a thousand expecting to be freed this summer..."
GOP lawmakers consider controversial budget amendment
Advocates for criminal justice reform are warning, today, that Republicans plan to roll back a change made two years ago. About a thousand inmates who were told they’d be free this summer might, in fact, remain behind bars.
Virginia Attorney General Comments about the early release of Virginia inmates:
Virginia's Governor Youngkin's Taskforce on Violent Crimes: