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Billion Dollar Divide: Virginia’s Sentencing, Corrections and Criminal Justice Challenge

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In Category : Place Based Reform, Long Prison Terms, Community Reinvestment, Racial Equity

Billion Dollar Divide points to racial disparities, skewed fiscal priorities, and missed opportunities for improvements through proposed legislation, and calls for reforms to the commonwealth’s sentencing, corrections and criminal justice system. While other states are successfully reforming their sentencing laws, parole policies and drug laws, Virginia is lagging behind and spending significant funds that could be used more effectively to benefit public safety in the commonwealth.


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