Virginia has two women’s prisons: Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women, a Level 3 security facility with a capacity of 1,200 located in Troy, and the Virginia Correctional Center for Women, a Level 2 security facility with 609 beds located in Goochland County.
The Virginia Defender
Established in 2005 as The Richmond Defender, The Virginia Defender is a free community newspaper, published quarterly for the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality. Print distribution is 16,000 and statewide. The online publication launched in Summer 2020.
Trying to exercise your rights in prison is like being stopped by a cop late at night on a lonely country road. Sure, you have rights, but exercising them can get you in a world of trouble.
A letter to the editor from Mr. Roy L. Perry-Bey of Norfolk, executive director of the United Front for Justice, regarding the Voting Rights Act.
As a concerned resident of Richmond who has been monitoring the details of the Coliseum deal, I am strongly opposed to the initiative.
An editorial from Hassan Shabazz on the Department of Corrections, truth-in-sentencing law, and mass incarceration.
An editorial regarding lead contamination in Virginia’s school buildings by Queen Zakia Shabazz.
Some two dozen people gathered at Richmond’s African Burial Ground on October 10th for the 16th Gabriel Forum, an event to honor the great slave rebellion leader Gabriel on the anniversary of his execution.