As a human rights attorney, I have seen firsthand the damage regressive criminal justice laws can have on people–and how hard it can be to reform these broken systems.
Here in Virginia, the legacy of Jim Crow is embedded in so many corners of our justice system, from the death penalty to drug policy to mandatory minimum sentences. We need a dedicated voice in Richmond that doesn’t shy away from confronting this shameful history, and I will fight to ensure our laws are applied in the most humane, evidence-based way to truly secure our public safety in the long run.
That’s why as your State Senator I will:
- End Virginia’s “three strikes” laws
- End cash bail
- Abolish the death penalty
- Establish the Office of Innocence
- Decriminalize and regulate marijuana
- End solitary confinement