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Update from Virginia

Feb 2, 2012 | by Nation Inside Team

Good bills coming up tomorrow afternoon.

Call and let the committee members know you support these important studies:

 House Committee on Rules, subcommittee studies

Meets: Thursday, 2 February 2012, 4:00 p.m.,
General Assembly Building 6th Floor Speaker’s Conference Room
9th & East Broad Streets Richmond, VA  23219
H.J.R. 126 Solitary confinement; JLARC to study uses including segregation, isolation, etc., by DOC.
Patron: Hope
Study; solitary confinement; JLARC. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the use of solitary confinement by the Department of Corrections.
 H.J.R. 127 Nonviolent felony offenders; VSCC to determine best use of resources for helping those released.
Patron: James
Study; Crime Commission; determining best use of resources for helping released nonviolent offenders; report. Directs the Virginia State Crime Commission to study the creation of a rating mechanism to determine which nonviolent felony offenders would be best served by receiving aid in obtaining employment post-release.
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