Richmond Times-Dispatch: Second chances for incarcerated Virginians
Santia Nance, co-founder of Sistas in Prison Reform, recently penned an opinion piece for The Richmond Times-Dispatch highlighting why it’s important to provide meaningful second chances to incarcerated Virginians.
In the piece, she writes:
“Virginia has one of the cruelest punishment systems in the country, keeping people behind bars far longer than necessary. People who committed crimes in 1995 or later aren’t eligible for parole or sentencing reduction, no matter how much they have changed for the better… Virginia’s criminal legal system needs to be brought into the 21st century. Prisons should not be a place for people to simply waste away.”