Restoration of Rights Demographics
The analysis is based on 163,370 matches within the databases of the Virginia Department of Corrections and the Virginia Compensation Board. The data does not represent the entire list of 206,000 Virginians who are qualified under the order due to migrations to newer database systems, the most recent of which occurred between 2005 and 2008. A statistical analysis indicates that a sample size of more than 160,000 is a valid representation of the population covered by the Governor’s April 22nd order. The analysis is based on conservative estimates that are likely to understate the percentage of nonviolent offenses as well as the length of time since completion of sentence.