Virginia Will Give Inmates More Credit For Good Behavior

November 27, 2023 by News Staff

Virginia prison officials have agreed to give more inmates enhanced earned sentence credits for good behavior to allow for earlier releases from prison. The Washington Post reports that the change comes after the ACLU of Virginia sued the governor, attorney general and state corrections officials on behalf of a handful of inmates, claiming its clients and thousands of other inmates were denied enhanced credits called for in a 2020 law. The inmates said they were held in prison months or years past when their sentences should have ended.