Monday, March 01, 2004

More Virginia prisons?

Via CrimLaw, the Roanoke paper reported here ("State says it needs 2 new prisons," 2/24/04) that the Virginia Department of Corrections wants two new prisons, including one in Tazewell County.

Also, I read somewhere over the weekend that the Commonwealth is cancelling its deal to house prisoners from Connecticut, because it needs the space itself.

UPDATE - today's Richmond paper has more ("More prisons for Va. - but how many?," 3/1/04) on this subject, including a dispute between the State Senate and the Governor as to whether there should be one more prison, or two.

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