June 11, 2020

February 7, 2020

Please reload

Recent Posts

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Featured Posts

Truth in Sentencing

At the recent conference call that was held on the 12th of November I spoke on Truth-in-Sentencing (TIS) as a tool of mass incarceration and some of the direct and indirect effects on our communities. TIS laws were adopted by the states in 1994 as a part of the plot to curb violent crime. As an incentive, the Federal government gave out grants to states who adopted these laws ($47 million in VA). In Virginia, parole was abolished, 85% laws were enacted (prisoners must do 85% of their sentences), and mandatory minimums were implemented which took away discretion from the judges to go below a certain amount of time. With TIS, incarceration has grown (due to warehousing) and the bill for corrections has grown astronomically (over $1billion). Truth-in-Sentencing is a thorn in the side of Virginians, it's about time that we remove it.

Contact @RalphNortham or leave a comment: http://www.ltgov.virginia.gov/contactus.htm

Let's make sure our newly elected officials know where we stand!

Share on Facebook