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  • Silent Injustice: Solitary Confinement in Virginia ACLU Virginia, May, 2018“This report discusses the negative impacts of solitary confinement as practiced in Virginia.”
  • Driving on Empty: Payment Plan Reforms Don't Fix Virginia's Court Debt Crisis Legal Aid Justice Center, January, 2018(After Virginia implemented significant changes to rules governing payment plans for court debt, roughly one in six licensed drivers in Virginia still has their driver's license suspended, due at least in part to unpaid court debt.)
  • Defendant Remorse, Need for Affect, and Juror Sentencing Decisions Emily Corwin, Louisiana State Univeristy; Professor Robert Cramer, Sam Houston State University; Desiree Griffin, Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute; Professor Stanley Brodsky, University of Alabama, 2015“Incongruent verbal and nonverbal behavior, as well as mock juror willingness to approach emotional situations (i.e., high need for affect resulted in more lenient sentences for defendants.”
  • Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission: 2014 Annual Report Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission, December, 2014“During FY2014, judges continued to agree with the sentencing guidelines recommendations in approximately 78% of the cases.”
  • Why is West Virginia the federal prison capital of the country? Prison Policy Initiative, June, 2014“West Virginia has more federal prison cells per capita than any other state.”
  • A Review of Mental Health Services in Local and Regional Jails Virginia Office of the State Inspector General, January, 2014“Jails lack the capacity to satisfy the current demand for mental health services.”
  • Virginia's Justice System Expensive, Ineffective and Unfair Justice Policy Institute, November, 2013Virginia's aggressive stance on arresting people for drug violations has had no effect on reducing drug use. In fact, illicit drug use has increased in recent years.”
  • Virginia's Justice System: Expensive, Ineffective, and Unfair Justice Policy Institute, November, 2013“Despite some recent small progress in the areas of post-incarceration reentry, particularly felony disenfranchisement, the state continues to suffer under misguided policies and practices of the past.”
  • Democracy Imprisoned A Review of the Prevalence and Impact of Felony Disenfranchisement Laws in the United States The Sentencing Project et al., September, 2013“In three states, at least one out of every five African-American adults is disenfranchised: Florida (23%), Kentucky (22%), and Virginia (20%).”
  • The Virginia Death Penalty Assessment Report An Analysis of Virginia's Death Penalty Laws, Procedures, and Practices American Bar Association, August, 2013“Between 1989 and 2013, at least 18 people in Virginia whose convictions were based largely on eyewitness misidentifications have been exonerated of serious violent felonies following DNA testing or the discovery of new evidence.”
  • Defendants Whose Death Sentences Have Been Reduced Because of a Finding of "Mental Retardation" since Atkins v. Virginia Death Penalty Information Center, July, 2012“The authors found that states that significantly deviated from accepted clinical methods for determining intellectual disability, such as Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas, had the lowest success rates.”
  • The Governor's Preventing Crime in Virginia's Minority Communities Task Force Department of Criminal Justice Services, March, 2005
  • Protecting the Future: Moderating West Virginia's Budget Crisis Grassroots Leadership, February, 2005
  • Prisoner Reentry in Virginia Urban Institute, October, 2004
  • Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission Annual Report 2003 Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission, March, 2004(An increasing number of people on probation or parole who have not committed new crimes are being sent to prison for breaking their release conditions)
  • Virginia: An Assessment of Access to Counsel and Quality of Representation in Delinquency Proceedings American Bar Association Juvenile Justice Center and the Mid-Atlantic Juvenile Defender Center, October, 2002
  • Review of Virginia's System of Capital Punishment Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission, December, 2001
  • Analysis of Recidivism Rates of Education Program Participants in Virginia Kim A. Hull, et. al., June, 2000
  • Red Onion State Prison: Super-Maximum Security Confinement in Virginia Human Rights Watch, May, 1999

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