Felony in Virginia: A Community Dialogue

Based on percentage of population, the United States has more people incarcerated than any other nation in the world. China used to be first, but several years ago the U.S. passed them. After serving their terms, many ex-offenders have a difficult time re-entering the community.  They come out of prison with multiple unpaid fines; it is hard for them to find jobs and housing; rehabilitation is difficult; recidivism is high.

One of the first things we need to do to deal with this crisis is to learn about the situation in Virginia.  The League of Women Voters urges the community to attend our four Community Dialogues on Felony in Virginia.  Programs are free of charge.

6:30 - Registration

7:00 - Program

8:30 - Networking and Refreshments

Wednesday, May 1: Virginia Penal Code
Speaker: Prof. John Levy, Former Professor at Marshall-Wythe School of Law

Wednesday, May 15: Virginia Corrections System
Speaker: Polly Chong, Esq., Defense Attorney

Wednesday, May 22: Virginia Court System

Speaker: The Hon. Walter S. Felton, Jr., Chief Judge Court of Appeals of Virginia

Wednesday, May 29: Change: ­ What Change Is Needed and How We Can Influence Change
Speaker: Mr. Harold W. Clarke, Director of Virginia Department of Corrections


Room: Theatre