An event this weekend in Roanoke is tailored to help ex-offenders make a successful transition to mainstream society.
“Probation, Parole and Sentencing Reform: Transitioning to Active Citizenship” is a forum organized by the Roanoke Branch of the NAACP, and organizers are hoping to educate and remind the public that ex-offenders deserve a second chance.
Hunter Mabry is a member of the NAACP’s Restorative Justice Committee.
Police routinely use certain techniques to get confessions from suspects, but a new study from the University of Virginia suggests those tactics should not be used with juveniles. Because their brains are not fully developed, social scientists say they will respond differently than adults and confess to crimes they didn’t commit.