People with felony convictions who aren’t in prison can now vote. State elections could bring further progress or a sharp retreat.
Daniel Nichanian Mar 26, 2021
Abolition advocates are celebrating a milestone for racial justice.
Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg Mar 24, 2021
DA, sheriff, and mayoral elections will present new openings to upend mass incarceration, from Manhattan and Philadelphia down to Virginia.
Daniel Nichanian Jan 19, 2021
Their move breaches expectations of a monolithic law enforcement perspective, which in the past has helped DA associations push a punitive agenda.
Daniel Nichanian Jul 28, 2020
New law changes where incarcerated people are counted for redistricting. Advocates vow to push against felony disenfranchisement next year.
Daniel Nichanian Apr 23, 2020
Ending the suspension of driver’s licenses over court debt will spare hundreds of thousands each year. Advocates call for more action against fines and fees, especially during COVID-19.
Daniel Nichanian Apr 17, 2020
The reform’s impact will hinge on Virginia’s parole board no longer denying most applications it receives.
Daniel Nichanian Feb 24, 2020
A wave of progressive candidates prevailed in elections for prosecutor, overhauling the politics of criminal justice in Virginia and beyond.
Daniel Nichanian Nov 07, 2019
"I saw families that were torn apart, and I saw the consequences of that,” Jim Hingeley, a candidate running in Albemarle County, Virginia, said in a Q&A.
Daniel Nichanian Aug 28, 2019
Competitive elections for prosecutor will shape the prospects of decarceral reforms, from Fairfax to Chesterfield.
Daniel Nichanian Jul 18, 2019
In November, voters get to orient prosecutorial discretion and immigration policy in the second most populous county in Virginia.
Daniel Nichanian Jul 11, 2019
Parisa Dehghani-Tafti and Steve Descano oust the chief prosecutors of Arlington and Fairfax counties, overhauling prosecution in Northern Virginia.
Daniel Nichanian Jun 12, 2019
Virginians are voting for their prosecutors in Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William counties.
Daniel Nichanian Jun 06, 2019
Amy Ashworth, who is running for prosecutor of Prince William County, discusses declinations, the death penalty, and cash bail.
Daniel Nichanian May 30, 2019
A candidate for prosecutor in Fairfax County, Virginia, explains his views on criminal justice reform, from charging practices and drugs to the death penalty.
Daniel Nichanian Apr 18, 2019
Parisa Dehghani-Tafti, a candidate for prosecutor, explains how she wants to fight mass incarceration in Arlington.
Daniel Nichanian Feb 22, 2019