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    Document Summary
    - Report Published -

    Report Document No. 74
    PUBLICATION YEAR 2005

    Document Title
    Report on the Review and Analysis of the Virginia Prisoner Litigation Reform Act

    Author
    Virginia State Crime Commission

    Enabling Authority
    30-158 (3.)

    Executive Summary
    During the 2004 Session of the Virginia General Assembly, Senator Henry Marsh introduced Senate Bill 49 which proposed to modify the Virginia Prisoner Litigation Reform Act. Because the Act had only been in effect for a year and a half, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee wanted to determine what impact, if any, the Act was having on prisoner litigation. The bill was continued in the Senate Courts Committee and referred by letter request to the Virginia State Crime Commission to study prior to the 2005 Session of the General Assembly.

    Based on an examination of current practices under the Act, the Virginia State Crime Commission recommended not amending the Act as proposed by Senate Bill 49.