The Community Restoration Campaign (CRC)
Supports the Sentence Disparity Campaign
for "Common Sense Prison Reform" In Virginia
Question? How is CRC connected to the the sentence disparity and unfair jury trial initiatives?
Answer: Proposed legislation with CRC are prisoner earned "good time"with the additional "sentence credit" to reduce prisoners sentenced/incarcerated on or after January 1, 1995 and/or the reinstatement of parole with 65%. Prisoners would be eligible to earn a total of 14.5 days for every 30 days sentence. For prisoners under the "old law" parole eligible, the CRC will help strengthen support for fair and consistent parole board decisions. This is alternative/in addition to resolution to filing an immediate class action. The goal is achieve a 50%/65% sentence reduction for Virginia prisoners. It's important that prisoners and their family be proactive in the listed below ways:
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Suggested Readings & Resources
Prison-to-Poverty Cycle A New Jim Crow
Spring/Summer 2010 Issue/Page 6
Virginia Defenders Newspaper- "Prisoner advocacy groups target sentencing disparity"
(Virginia Prisoner Sentence Disparity Project)
Reducing Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice Systems:
Racial Disparity State http://www.racialdisparity.org/images/demo_graphs/table_03.pdf
Law Should Address Racial Disparity in the Legal System