Back on July 20, 2015 when the first Parole Commission meeting was held there was media in attendance, a press conference by Virginia Republican Lawmakers and numerous articles before and after the hearing for against its existence.
She then went on to talk about the SAFE Act and geriatric release of Sex Offenders who were convicted as senior citizens for their first offense and how they shouldn’t be included which I have not bothered to transcribe for this post but I did transcribe an earlier question Ms. Cooper posed to the Commission after Mr. Hickman presented the Senate Finance Report including Virginia’s crime rate and recidivism rate since implementing truth-in-sentencing Camille Cooper of PROTECT said:
Plus I introduce myself, this platform, current issues and proposed solutions to invited speakers, committee members and people in the audience. Giving them my card, a brochure and suggesting they visit this site. I’m educating the public one person at a time, a win-win all the way around.