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The ACLU of Virginia demands racial justice. African Americans are over represented in our jails and prisons due to excessive and disproportionate enforcement of specific crimes. Then our state constitution permanently denies the right to vote to those convicted of felonies.July 16, 2019 Criminal Legal Reform
Did you know that the most powerful person in Virginia’s criminal system is not the judge who enters a verdict against defendants? It is actually the local prosecutor, called the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Virginia.October 25, 2018 Criminal Legal Reform
This report discusses the negative impacts of solitary confinement as practiced in Virginia, the systemic difficulties prisoners have in escaping it and returning to the general population, and the State’s failure to exclude individuals with serious mental health problems from solitary confinement.May 10, 2018 Criminal Legal Reform Prisoners' Rights