Plea Dealing

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Technically, Plea bargains are agreements between defendants and prosecutors where defendants agree to plead guilty to some or all of the charges against them in exchange for compromise from the prosecutors , (Legal Information Institute). In reality, Plea bargaining is nothing more than a way for government to incarcerate citizens on trumped up crimes in order to fill public and private jails.

Many times defendants are not even guilty of a crime but plead guilty to it anyway in exchange for a lighter sentence. The idea is to avoid trial which would save the state money in court cost and fees. Thus, the justice system is sacrificing people's live to save the government money. This is both immoral and unjust and tax payers end up footing the bill to house prisoners.

The system of plea bargaining must be reformed because it implies the accused is guilty before being proven innocent, which is the opposite of what the law suggest that people are innocent until proven guilty. However, plea bargaining has been going on for so long that the public has accepted it as normal.

Please help us reform this process.

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Free To Learn has requested school district suspension records from three (3) local school systems: Chesterfield, Henrico, and Richmond public school systems, and are waiting for responses.

Note: The Free To Learn Project request the following:

  1. We challenge you to lower the suspension rate to zero.
  2. We request 3-day suspensions (if suspension is absolutely necessary) instead of 10-day suspensions.
  3. We request mediation with the child and the childs parents before suspension.
  4. We request two (2) firm warnings before actual arrest.