U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's assassin was granted parole Friday after two of RFK's sons spoke in favor of Sirhan Sirhan's release and prosecutors declined to argue he should be kept behind bars.
No matter what sentence Chauvin gets, in Minnesota it's presumed that a defendant with good behavior will serve two-thirds in prison and the r…
Recommendations in a new study of the Virginia Parole Board include doubling its size, supplementing its staff and operating with more transparency.
Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring and GOP challenger Jason Miyares debated virtually on Tuesday in a preview of the ideological differences they'll highlight for voters in the November election.
Virginia Democrats are making a grievous political mistake by acting as if the parole board scandal isn’t happening.
Pulaski County Commonwealth's Attorney Justin Griffith wants Stephen Matteson Epperly to stay in prison for the rest of his life.
LYNCHBURG — When she’s doing anything, like driving around town or alone with her thoughts, Judy Smith thinks of the night she saw her husband die.
The Virginia legislature narrowly accepted an accelerated schedule to legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, with Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax breaking a tie in the Senate.
Republicans in the General Assembly slammed a proposal by Gov. Ralph Northam to hire an investigator to look into how a state watchdog agency investigated the Virginia Parole Board, calling it a “whitewash” because of its limited scope.
Judge Adrianne Bennett, as chairwoman of the Virginia Parole Board, unilaterally released more than 100 parolees from Virginia Department of Corrections supervision in violation of long-standing rules, according to records obtained by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The criteria she used to make her decisions are unclear.
The investigator who reported a pattern of violations by the Democratic-appointed Virginia Parole Board sought whistleblower status, but was placed on leave and then fired.
Virginia Republicans have a lot of things going against them in this year’s election.
The chief state investigator who substantiated violations by the Virginia Parole Board filed a motion Monday for an expedited hearing in her bid to be granted whistleblower protection status.
What started as an investigation of the Virginia Parole Board's controversial decision to release a man convicted of killing a Richmond police officer 40 years ago has morphed into a much broader probe that has led the state's watchdog agency to find violations of law and policy in at least eight other parole decisions involving convicted killers.
Gov. Northam, chief of staff pledge not to comment further on parole board/ OSIG investigation and lawsuit
Northam's chief of staff gives background on OSIG report and subsequent lawsuit
Sen. Bryce Reeves implores fellow senators to investigate alleged violations of Virginia's Parole Board
Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Rockingham, pushing for reforms since the fall, called the legislation headed to Gov. Ralph Northam superficial: “This is paying lip service to a problem.”
Sen. Obenshain calls for transparency in parole board report, Northam, Moran deny seeing full report
On Monday, the Virginia Senate approved a bill from Sen. David Suetterlein, R-Roanoke County, to improve transparency on parole board votes. It now moves to the House of Delegates.
A new law that attempts to give inmates an incentive to straighten out their lives and reduce their time in custody will take effect in 2022.
Sen. David Suetterlein, R-Roanoke County, calls his proposal to require public disclosure of individual votes of Virginia Parole Board members a "sunshine initiative."
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