Law and Crime http://wvtf.org en Crisis in Correctional Care: The Series Begins http://wvtf.org/post/crisis-correctional-care-series-begins <p>There are about 30,000 Virginians in state prisons, and Virginia spends more than $25,000 a year to house each of them, making the Department of Corrections the most expensive agency in Richmond, with a billion dollar annual budget.</p><p>It spends $160 million on healthcare, but critics say that care is inadequate, and some inmates could be dying for lack of medical attention.&nbsp; Another 30,000 people are locked up in city or county jails, and as we'll hear throughout this series, their care is also questionable.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Sandy Hausman 10553 at http://wvtf.org Crisis in Correctional Care: The Series Begins The Case of Brandon Raub http://wvtf.org/post/case-brandon-raub <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Virginia man is suing the F.B.I. and local police over his arrest for things he wrote on Facebook. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:41:54 +0000 Sandy Hausman 19667 at http://wvtf.org The Case of Brandon Raub State Inspector General Report on Sen. Creigh Deeds Case Released http://wvtf.org/post/state-inspector-general-report-sen-creigh-deeds-case-released <p>A wrong fax machine number, not calling all possible facilities and poor communication are among the failures cited in the investigation of Gus Deeds' detention, release, attack on his father--Senator Creigh Deeds--and subsequent suicide.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:37:02 +0000 Tab O'Neal 19135 at http://wvtf.org State Inspector General Report on Sen. Creigh Deeds Case Released The Innocence Project http://wvtf.org/post/innocence-project <p>Brian Banks is a former NFL linebacker whose career was derailed by a wrongful conviction for rape.&nbsp; After he spent five years in prison, the woman who accused him admitted she had lied.&nbsp;</p><p>Now, Banks is coming to Virginia to help the Innocence Project – an organization that helps inmates prove they are not criminals.</p><p></p><p>No one knows how many people are wrongly convicted each year in Virginia, but Matthew Engle gets many requests for help from people who insist they are innocent.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:15:10 +0000 Sandy Hausman 18914 at http://wvtf.org The Innocence Project Judge Denies Motion by Former Governor http://wvtf.org/post/judge-denies-motion-former-governor <p>A federal judge has denied a request by former Governor Bob McDonnell’s defense attorneys to limit the prosecution’s involvement in a separate, CIVIL case filed by shareholders of Star Scientific.&nbsp;</p><p>McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, have pleaded “not guilty” to federal charges of improperly promoting the company’s dietary supplement in exchange for gifts from its former CEO, Jonnie Williams … and they maintain that the civil case is relevant.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:37:48 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 18663 at http://wvtf.org Judge Denies Motion by Former Governor