Jail Deaths Prompt Compliance Plan at Richmond Jail Over Supervision Violations

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond City Justice Center has been put under a compliance plan by the state board overseeing local jails due to a series of inmate death investigations exposing issues with regulatory standards. After reviewing jail deaths, the Board of Local and Regional Jails (BOLRJ) found that the Richmond City Jail consistently failed to adhere to state standards governing inmate supervision. This contradicts statements made by Richmond Sheriff Antionette Irving in previous public …

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