Insider Update: April 17, 2020

VADP is committed to keeping supporters like you up to date despite the COVID-19 virus forcing us to stay at home.

These resource people participated in a recent one-hour video “Insider Update” online session:

  • George White, a murder victim family member wrongly convicted of his wife’s homicide;
  • David Bruck, Washington & Lee Law Professor and Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse Director;
  • Virginia Podboy, VADP legislative representative; and
  • Dale Brumfield, VADP Field Director.

They gave an update on current death row cases and scheduled capital prosecutions, reviewed the results of the recent session of the Virginia General Assembly, discussed how COVID-19 has impacted our work and future plans, and answered questions from participants.

Enjoy the video and let us know if you have any questions.

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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.