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The 2021 Virginia General Assembly session began on January 13, and continue until March 1. Here you can read the bills that were proposed.

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Earned sentence credits; repeals four-level classification system for awarding & calculation, etc.
Ashamed to live in USA writes: Virginians should stop Voting these money hungry sad republicans who only care about control into these seats. They don’t care about human rights, they don’t care about non violent offenders and the toll it puts on families. They only care about money and who can make the most of it controlling anyone who is not white. Amerikkka is still stuck, nothing has changed in this white world. This is not the land of the free never has been.
Earned sentence credits; repeals four-level classification system for awarding & calculation, etc.
Tisha writes: Many of the people that want this bill rejected and amended have no clue about VA DOC. VA DOC fail inmates daily by the lack of providing bare minimum health care (blood pressure medication, protecting against covid, etc). VA doc has a lack of help, aid, or staff to help these individuals rehab. Look at the numerous of jobs that are constantly being open on their website. It is not because of the fear, but because of the constant short staff, power struggles within staff, and the inhumane treat that some correctional facilities and officers do/ place upon the inmates who are humans. The state of Virginia charge many individuals with extreme sentencing for an criminal offense but also tact on a non violent charge for violation of probation for driving with a license. Now an individual has served the time for the violent crime and deserves to be eligible for the earn sentence credit for the non violent crime. I pray that none of you or your loves ones never find yourself in a position to be taken advantage of by politician and VA DOC.
Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe of Virginia; General Assembly to extend state recognition.
T. Tyree writes: To the Virginia Indian Advisory Board, June 7, 2022 I would like to address the following statements made within the 2019 Wolf Creek Cherokee tribe petition that pertains to myself Carol Price Tyree and my family. We were first made aware of this petition as of August 2021. This is in no way meant to disrespect Native American people in any form. While the group that has presented this petition, may identify as Indian today, how they choose to identify is their personal business. It is of historical integrity to correct the inaccurate claims made on my behalf, without my knowledge. This includes myself, my husband Harvey Tyree and his family, my children, my parents, my siblings, and both sets of our grandparents. How this petition presents our family is historically inaccurate and misleading whether intentional or not. Our family are not members of this group and have always identified as white with an Appalachian culture. We have never witnessed anyone within our family identify as Indian, live an Indian culture or discuss issues based on our race or any hardships that have been justified by the law due to race in the past or present. All parties that have read and agree to all documentation here have signed at the end of this documentation. Thank You Carol Price Tyree and Family Link to the pdf document filed with the VIAB is included in the above link.
Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe of Virginia; General Assembly to extend state recognition.
T. Tyree writes: file:///C:/Users/TYREE_000/Documents/A%20Response%20to%202019%20WCCT%20Petition.pdf
Relief; Stevens, Emerson Eugene.
Sandra Deel writes: It's a shame his children and myself weren't included in this bill. We were in both court cases with him, had to testified, we went through hell with all the late night calls and threats. Me and my children went to the parole board in his behalf. When he got out I gave him a place to stay, helped him get a job, get his license and took him to work every day until he got his own vehicle. It was his choice to leave, I wasn't the one he wanted but that should not have stopped him from helping us.
Relief; Stevens, Emerson Eugene.
Andrew P Deel Jr writes: My question is, what about his wife and children's lack of financial stability after the incarceration of Emmerson Stevens? They have suffered greatly which there relatives including myself have witnessed in the face of this injustice. Do they not deserve some compensation for their pain, suffering and financial loss all those years. They never recovered from their traumatic experience or being treated as outcasts all those years. For your consideration.