A bipartisan bill in Virginia would allow up to 14,000 incarcerated people to move up their release dates from state prison, rolling back draconian truth-in-sentencing laws encated in 1994. It awaits the signature of Gov. Ralph Northam.
State prison officials estimate that more than 14,000 inmates in Virginia could see their release dates moved up under legislation awaiting Gov. Ralph Northam’s signature.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam: "We are now at the 400-year anniversary — just 90 miles from here in 1619. The first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores in Old Point Comfort, what we call now Fort Monroe, and while—" : "Also known as slavery"
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's page in a 1984 yearbook features a photo of people in blackface and Ku Klux Klan apparel