VA Parole Change Could Release 200 From Prison

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The Virginia parole board is changing how it interprets the state's three-strikes law in a way that could free hundreds of inmates – many of them nonviolent – who are serving terms significantly longer than the typical first-degree murderer. The announcement was made after the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot reported that a high percentage of three-strikes inmates have served two to three decades in prison for crimes in which no one was injured . . .

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