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New law extends parole eligibility for juveniles (access required)

Twenty-five years after Virginia abolished parole, hundreds of inmates will be eligible for release under a bill recently signed by the governor. Sponsored by Del. Joseph Lindsey, D-Norfolk, House Bill 35 would grant parole eligibility for individuals sentenced to prison as juveniles after serving 20 years. It will also ban life sentences without the possibility for ...