I believe prison reform is long overdue and an enormous uphill climb. Step One requires electing empathetic leaders, the present bullies at the top will oppose and obstruct every effort. This state's judicial machine is an illusion. The state's sole purpose is to deny and dismiss every judicial act adjudicated in Virginia Courts: justice, fairness, principles, ethics, morals, and even Federal, State, and Constitutional laws become irrelevant in Virginia's Courts in terms of prisoner grievance and criminal justice reform. Few, if any, know that Federal Courts only instruct State Courts to fix/comply with laws of the US Supreme Court and US Constitution. The state NEVER finds grounds/reasons sufficient to reverse decisions made in their courts. Only the media's exposure of corruption avoids injustice, relentless litigation and character assassination.
Prison is a profitable business for some people in very high positions. You'll have to first expose the fact that many Virginia judges have massive investments in the regional jails. This poses a vested interest in filling beds to escalate the returns on their inv