Fighting for life (without parole): Death penalty abolitionists see change on the horizon

February 12, 2020
Rachel Sutphin was only 9 years old when her father, Montgomery County Corporal Eric Sutphin, was murdered. But she’s become a strong advocate against the death penalty in Virginia…Read More >>

Senate bill to end Virginia’s death penalty carried over until next year


February 5, 2020

A bill that would abolish the death penalty in Virginia was put off for a year on Wednesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Arguing that innocent people have been sent to death row, that it is too expensive and that it is used only in third world and authoritative countries, Sen. Scott Surovell, D-Fairfax, argued the death penalty should be ended and urged his bill abolishing it be reported out of committee.
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Virginia Prosecutors Call Death Penalty a ‘Failed Government Program’

February 3, 2020
Calling capital punishment a “failed government program,” 21 former and current Virginia prosecutors have called for a repeal of the state’s death penalty…Read More >>