Parole; application of statutes. (HB430)

Introduced By

Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Application of parole statutes. Repeals the abolition of parole. The bill also provides that the Virginia Parole Board shall establish procedures for consideration of parole for persons who were previously ineligible for parole, because parole was abolished, to allow for an extension of time for reasonable cause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102008D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB430)
01/31/2020Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice


Shauntae Alexander writes:

Give our lives one’s fair shot to come home. Crimes that they did at 17 18 19 some deserve second chances

Jelani Hanks writes:

I think parole should be brought back to Virginia.

Donna Cox writes:

I believe parole should be brought back. I also I believe when being sentenced the crimes should be looked at. Unarmed robbery can be life in Va. If you didn’t harm anyone why should you get the same charge as murder? Reduce sentencing for be upstanding and changing for the positive.

Debra Turner writes:

At a time when incarceration rates in cities is dropping due to rehabilitative programs, the incarceration rate in our rural areas is rising. Middle River Regional Jail in Verona has plans to approve a $98.5 million expansion. Where is our fiscal responsibility, Virginia? End mass incarceration. Reinstate parole. Increase 'good time."

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