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Billion Dollar Divide: Virginia's Sentencing, Corrections and Criminal Justice Challenge

Billion Dollar Divide points to racial disparities, skewed fiscal priorities, and missed opportunities for improvements through proposed legislation, and calls for reforms to the commonwealths sentencing, corrections and criminal justice system. While other states are successfully reforming their sentencing laws, parole policies and drug laws, Virginia is lagging behind and spending significant funds that could be used more effectively to benefit public safety in the commonwealth.

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Report: Billion Dollar Divide
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Richmond Times-Dispatch
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Posted in Criminal Justice (Adult), Drug Policy, Fiscal Policy, Positive Social Investments, Racial Disparities