Rockbridge and Alleghany Counties are looking for proposals to renovate or build a shared facility, and inmates are being offered training programs to give them new job options.
Browsing: jail overcrowding
Rockbridge Regional Jail is working with an outside agency to start a program to help inmates re-enter society. The jail superintendent hopes it will reduce overcrowding and the 82% repeat offender rate.
The Rockbridge Regional Jail has 150 current inmates when its capacity is only 111. And there are 30 women inmates living in a space built for 16.
Administration at the Rockbridge Regional Jail is struggling to accommodate the overcrowded cells in the building.