criminal justice reform

Aborting Democratic Elections

There is a corollary to the adage about power and corruption. Election victories cause visions of power to infect reason. Virginia’s newly elected attorney general, Jason Miyares, announced that he would seek legislation from the General Assembly authorizing his office… Read More ›

The Oxymoron of Criminal Justice

Crime has been a reality in society forever, and one seemingly immune to resolution, much less elimination. Whether motivated by need or want or emotion, criminal offenses may be inevitable. Offenses against persons and property have existed, as the Bible… Read More ›

Commonwealth Jails in Crisis

Popularly in conversation, little distinction is drawn between prison and jail. They are, in fact and in function, different, but not sufficiently so to be meaningful to those who are incarcerated in either. (Prison populations tend to be incarcerated for… Read More ›