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Petersburg begins transfer of inmates from city jail to Riverside Regional Jail
4/2/2015 The Progress-Index
PETERSBURG, VA — Inmates will begin moving from the Petersburg city jail to Riverside Regional Jail today. Riverside Regional Jail Superintendent Jeffery Newton said that inmates would be transferred at a rate of 8 people per day. As of Tuesday afternoon, the city jail housed 136 inmates.
The start of the transfer puts an end to debate that has raged for years on whether to build a new jail or upgrade the existing jail, which was built in 1968 and seen considerable wear and tear. It also lacks modern amenities such as air conditioning. In a December 2013 study by Moseley Architects, a firm contracted by the city, the cost to construct a new jail was estimated in the neighborhood of $17-22 million.
The closure will result in the loss of 61 deputy positions. Of Crawford’s staff of 98, 78 are deputies.
The job loss has also been at the center of the debate, with deputies packing the council chambers in rapt attention during discussions on the fate of their employment.
Newton also said that the regional jail had plenty of room for Petersburg’s inmates and that additional housing units added in 2010 could be used in the future if needed.