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)
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.
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.
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 InMateResource@yahoogroups.com or send text "FIX JUSTICE" to (804) 426-4426.
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.