Monday, June 3, 2013

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Today's show:

Join the Community Meeting to Oppose a Stadium in Shockoe Bottom

Baseball in Richmond, Va., has been on the Boulevard for nearly 60 years. But now powerful business and political figures want to move it to Shockoe Bottom, once the site of this country's second-largest market for enslaved Africans. Who would really benefit from a Shockoe Bottom stadium? Who would lose? And how could Shockoe Bottom be properly developed in a way that would promote an understanding of our common history, as well as establish Richmond as an international destination site for heritage tourism?

Come to a Community Meeting to discuss this important issue 

and learn how you can get involved in the campaign to oppose building a stadium in historic Shockoe Bottom. Co-sponsored by the Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality and other organizations to be announced.


Governor McDonnell announced on May 29, 2013 a transition from an application process to an automatic restoration process for non-violent felons. The enactment date for this transition is July 15, 2013.

New Criteria for Non-Violent Felon restoration (effective May 29, 2013):

  • Have been convicted of a non-violent felony in a Virginia court, or convicted in a U.S. District Court, military court or a court of another state or territory
  • Have completed serving the prison sentence and been released from probation or parole; and
  • Have paid all court costs, fines to the Commonwealth and restitution to the victims, satisfied all court-ordered conditions, and have no pending felony charges.

RIHD has long been involved in this issue including ongoing assistance for ex-offenders applying for restoration of their civil rights, sentencing disparities, earned second chance legislation, transportation for families to visit imprisoned loved ones, support for families and children of incarcerated parents.

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