Virginia State Senator Proposes Three-strikes Law Amendment - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Virginia State Senator Proposes Three-strikes Law Amendment

Posted: Dec 13, 2017 8:03 AM Updated:

RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- A Virginia state senator has submitted a bill to change the state's three-strikes law to restore parole eligibility in certain cases.

Democratic State Sen. Scott Surovell confirmed to local media he submitted the proposed legislation Monday. The bill would amend a 1982 law that allowed offenders convicted of rape, robbery or murder to be deemed ineligible for parole if their three crimes were committed in a single spree, even if they hadn't been to prison before.

The amendment would only allow those who had been out of prison between each of their three convictions to be deemed ineligible for parole.

As many as 260 people are currently in Virginia prisons under the 1982 law.

A new three-strikes law targets recidivists, but doesn't apply to those who previously lost parole eligibility.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Updated: Woman Dies in Bridgeville Fire

    Deadly Fire in Bridgeville

    Wednesday, December 19 2018 7:36 AM EST2018-12-19 12:36:42 GMT
    Wednesday, December 19 2018 11:23 AM EST2018-12-19 16:23:50 GMT
    The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a Tuesday night fire that left a woman dead in Bridgeville.More
    The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a Tuesday night fire that left one person dead in Bridgeville.More
  • Trump Says he's Eager to Sign Sweeping Criminal Justice Bill

    Trump Says he's Eager to Sign Sweeping Criminal Justice Bill

    Wednesday, December 19 2018 11:28 AM EST2018-12-19 16:28:25 GMT
    Wednesday, December 19 2018 11:28 AM EST2018-12-19 16:28:25 GMT
    (Photo: AP)(Photo: AP)
    (Photo: AP)(Photo: AP)
    The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation's war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for return to society.More
    The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation's war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for return to society.        More
  • Kent County Commissioners Lift Restrictions on Frederica-Area Property

    Kent County Commissioners Lift Restrictions on Frederica-Area Property

    Tuesday, December 18 2018 10:18 PM EST2018-12-19 03:18:57 GMT
    Wednesday, December 19 2018 11:22 AM EST2018-12-19 16:22:23 GMT
    Milford Neck Road (Photo: WBOC)Milford Neck Road (Photo: WBOC)
    Milford Neck Road (Photo: WBOC)Milford Neck Road (Photo: WBOC)
    FREDERICA, Del. -- Kent County commissioners on Tuesday voted to lift restrictions they placed last year on a property partially re-zoned for commercial purposes, a move sought by land owners seeking to attract businesses to more than 20 acres of land souMore
    FREDERICA, Del. -- Kent County commissioners on Tuesday voted to lift restrictions they placed last year on a property partially re-zoned for commercial purposes, a move sought by land owners seeking to attract businesses to more than 20 acres of land souMore
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices