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Reinstate parole in Virginia

16 Signatures Goal: 100,000

We need parole back in Virginia, there are far too many people that deserve to get there lives back.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr 18, 2016
    Apr 18, 2016
    As a taxpayer in Virginia I ask how much does it cost to keep a person behind bars on a yearly basis. I am sure it is $34k up. I think we sure could use the money in better places. Virginia has closed quite a few prisons in the past years. Those buildings are sitting empty. One more thing, why does a person sit in Virginia prison with no rehabilitation, no alcohol/drug abuse programs, no sexual offender programs. Why because Virginia cut all programs. The prison system is the first to get cut when our government decides we need more money for something more important than peoples lives. So, what do you do......Make people sit in prison until they rot??? WRONG! One other issue: Judges can go above and beyond sentencing guidelines. For instance a 10 years sentencing guideline can result in a judge handing down a 45 year sentence. How is that fair???
  • TL Younger
    TL Younger United States, Lynchburg
    May 11, 2015
    May 11, 2015
    Everybody deserves a second chance. My son turned 18 just a few months before he got into trouble, made a bad decision. He basically received a life sentence. BUT he has changed -- his heart and soul are changed. All of the advice he received as a teen now makes sense and he pulls from this knowledge base to make better decisions. He and many, many others deserve to start over.
  • victoria johns
    Mar 01, 2015
    Mar 01, 2015
    I am a foot soldier for change. There is much that needs to be done to bringing back parole and retroactive too many families and communities are affected. I will share this
  • victoria johns
    victoria johns United States, New York
    Mar 01, 2015
    Mar 01, 2015
    I am a foot soldier for change. There is much that needs to be done to bringing back parole and retroactive too many families and communities are affected. I will share this
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    Selene Allwood United States
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    Kim Terry United States
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    martha foltz United States
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    Ashley United States
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    ashley United States
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    TL Younger United States
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    victoria johns
    1 year ago
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    claude tinsley
    2 years ago
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    TL Younger
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    Rhiannon Smith United States
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    donna vance United States
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