criminal justice

Cruel and Unusual

Every so often a newspaper report presents information that prompts head scratching and/or the question: what was the thinking here? No one would dispute that our prison or, more precisely, corrections system, is both overcrowded and in need of deep… Read More ›

Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney

On November 5, 2019, Fairfax County residents will vote for candidates for the office of Commonwealth Attorney [OCA] to serve a four-year term. In the absence of a lay or civilian review board, this opportunity for the electorate to voice… Read More ›

OTHER VOICES: Life After Prison in Virginia

Editors’ Note: Reprinted from the Roanoke Times edition of March 24, 2018. “Civil death,” an anachronism from ancient times, continues to hamper contemporary criminal justice progress and reintegration of ex-offenders into society. By Ronald Fraser With each criminal conviction the… Read More ›