Republican Lawmakers Call for Moratorium on Early Release of Violent Offenders

Republican lawmakers called on Governor Ralph Northam to declare a moratorium on the early release of violent offenders by the Virginia Parole Board. In a news release Tuesday morning, GOP leaders in the House of Delegates and State Senate said a moratorium on the early release of violent felons would restore confidence in Virginia’s criminal justice system. Del. Todd Gilbert, Representative from the Shenandoah Valley, is the Republican Leader in the House

State leaders announced a 30-day delay in the release of a man who was convicted of murdering a Richmond police officer in 1979. The state’s Inspector General will review the case. Gov. Northam has rejected the Republican call for a moratorium on parole for all violent felons