Virginia lawmakers on the Senate Courts of Justice committee will hear the Senate bill (sb1437) today at 4 p.m. in Senate room A.
Parole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes; investigations and reports by probation officers. Provides that a person is entitled to parole who was sentenced by a jury prior to the date of the Supreme Court of Virginia decision in Fishback v. Commonwealth, 260 Va. 104 (June 9, 2000), in which the Court held that a jury should be instructed on the fact that parole has been abolished, for a non-capital felony committed after the time that the abolition of parole went into effect (January 1, 1995). The bill also allows a pre-sentence report to be made available for review without a court order to incarcerated persons who are eligible for release by the Virginia Parole Board, or to such person’s counsel.
View the full SB1437 and the state code at RichmondSunlight.com
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1. "Flashdance" star Jennifer Beals has a Black father and an Irish mother.Source:PR Photos 1 of 12
2. While Vin Diesel doesn't identify himself as black, he has been known to say he's "a person of color". He has never met his biological father but his step father is black.Source:Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP 2 of 12
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8. Cash Warren (Jessica Alba's husband) has a black dad and a white mom.Source:PR Photos 8 of 12
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