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Fighting to reverse the trend of mass incarceration and correcting injustices that remain uncorrected in Virginia." -- Lillie Branch-Kennedy, Founder/Executive Director Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged (RIHD)

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Recap and moving forward with Mobile Justice Tour
SB216, which would give parole eligibility for non-violent offenders only who received sentences when juries were not informed of key fact (1995-2000)/ was left on the table in the House for cross-over.
Action Alert: Fix Sentencing Disparities - Pass VA Senate Bill No. 223
HEARING DATE CONFIRMED: Wednesday, January 27 @11:00am @ 11am (1/2 hour after adjournment) Monday, February 1, February 8 @ 8am SHARP The Virginia legislature has the power to fix this mistake by granting resentencing proceedings to the affected parties. We’ve waited long enough. The time to act is now.
HOUSE BILL NO. 1298 Use of discretionary sentencing guidelines.
Anticipated Hearings/meetings: February 1 Monday February 1 or Wednesday, February 3, 11am (1/2 hour after adjournment), House Room C - Let's move HB12980 out of Sub-committee, normally where bills go to die. Be ready, willing and able when RIHD rep email, text and/ or call. Sign up at or send text "FIX JUSTICE" to (804) 426-4426.
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The Mobile Justice Tour is Back!—Virginia
The Mobile Justice Tour (MJT) in Virginia is embarking on their 3rd fifteen-city tour calling for the overhaul of Virginia's Justice System, restoring civil and voting rights and for state-wide fair-hiring application policies for persons with a criminal record.
The Injustice of Five Years of Unfair Jury Trials In VA Remains Uncorrected
Help R.I.H.D., Inc. to correct all unfair jury trials in Virginia.
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