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Cut50 (Founder Van Jones), The Parole and Probation Accountability Project (PPAP) and R.I.H.D have partnered to celebrate the National Day of Empathy in Richmond, Virginia

On March 25th Bell Tower Capitol Square (101 N 9th St,, Richmond, Va 23219)
Join special guests Richard Fishback, Lillie Branch-Kennedy, Paul Taylor, Weldon Bunn and Olundare Ogunde at 11:00 am for Cut50 National Day of Empathy.
For more information, click here.


Comprehensive parole bills were voted to continue to 2021 and, instead, have a Crime Commission Study done on all the impacts of what a comprehensive parole bill.  It’s not too early to write to the committee members of the (House) Courts of Justice committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee to urge them to pass comprehensive parole bills in 2021.  Contact information for the House committee is here.    Contact information for the Senate Judiciary Committee is here.


Do you need to contact Virginia Department of Corrections administrators?

Warden Jeffery Kiser, Red Onion State Prison, 10800 H. Jack Rose Highway, Pound, VA 24279,  jeffery.kiser@vadoc.virginia.gov, 276-796-7510

Henry Ponton, Regional Operations Chief for the Western Region, Virginia Department of Corrections, 5427 Peters Creek Road #250, Roanoke, VA 24019, Department of Corrections, henry.ponton@vadoc.virginia.gov, 540-561-7050

Marcus Elam, Western Regional Administrator, Virginia Department of Corrections, 5427 Peters Creek Road #250, Roanoke, VA 24019, marcus elam@vadoc.virginia.gov, 540-561-7050

A. David Robinson, Chief of Corrections Operations, Virginia Department of Corrections, 6900 Altmore Drive, Richmond, VA 23225, david.robinson@vadoc.virginia.gov, 804-674-3000

Harold Clarke, Director of Corrections, 6900 Altmore Drive, Richmond, VA 23225, Director.Clarke@vadoc.virginia.gov, 804-674-3000


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