End The Travel Bans
Originally written 11/27/2021 River North Correctional Today the World Health Organization announced the discovery of a new Covid variant they call Omicron. Apparently Omicron is more contagious than Delta and more resistant to the vaccine. The western world's response to that has been to issue travel bans to countries in Southern Africa. One of the reason countries in Afrika and other underdeveloped nations of the world are susceptible to viral mutations are the fact that ma
Offender Treatment Centers and Work Program Ideas
The Law Code of Virginia 53.1-32 states that the director shall evaluate prisoners' attitude, education, risk, and place all offenders in proper job assignment. Code of Virginia 53.1-32 states that from July 1, 1998, and thereafter, participation is mandatory for an average of forty hours per week. Code of Virginia 53.1-41 states that the director shall provide offenders with opportunities to work. To Warehouse Or Rehabilitate? The law is clear that offenders should work.
Stop - Think - Act - Implement
By Earl Thomas Brady Written November 22, 2021 To our Delegates, Senators, Democrats, Republicans and the body of the General Assembly: July 2010, then Director Gene M. Johnson (Rethinking Prison Practices) stated: "Virginia spends too much money locking up offenders and not enough on programs to help transition into life after prison. The state should stop doling out lengthy prison sentences. At some point and time we need to stop locking up people we're mad at and lock u