Suggestions from prisoners, the formerly incarcerated, their families, and other supporters regarding issues to raise at the 6th annual Virginia Prison Justice Rally.
The Virginia Prison Justice Network is holding its 6th annual Virginia Prison Justice Rally on Saturday, January 14, 2023 in Richmond. Check out its four main demands and get informed about the issues surrounding parole, good time, solitary confinement, and independent oversight of the VADOC.
Another man wrongfully convicted due to the misconduct of former Norfolk detective Robert Glenn Ford has recently received a full exoneration. Jermaine Doss, who was likewise framed by Ford, will soon have a parole hearing.
A prisoner at Red Onion State Prison has died after being found unresponsive in his cell.
There’s a quote at the bottom of this page by the famous Russian novelist Dostoevski: “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” More people should visit Virginia’s prisons and jails.
The Coalition for Justice of Blacksburg, a co-founder of the Virginia Prison Justice Network, is working with the Virginia Tech Center for Humanities to create an online journal of art, writing, spoken word and reflections on prison life.
Despite threatening weather forecasts, cold temperatures and the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 90 people still turned out Jan. 22 for the 5th Annual Virginia Prison Justice Rally.