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  • Cost of inmate phone calls declines in Virginia

    Virginia governor says the state has slashed the cost for inmates to stay in touch with their friends and family.

  • Maryland officials say public safety compact to continue

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials say an initiative to enable qualified inmates from Baltimore to be released early after completing substance-abuse treatment will continue, even though an agreement with a nonprofit has expired. Stephen…

  • 3 jail deaths in Va. being investigated

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials say three inmates at the Richmond city jail have died over a 72-hour period. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1DjrX7q ) reported Thursday that autopsies are scheduled and officials say there is…

  • Washington County got $63,000 for inmate anti-addiction drug

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Washington County Detention Center has been awarded a $62,700 state grant to help inmates overcome their addictions to heroin and other opiates. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown (http://bit.ly/1BKuRRL ) reports in…

  • 6 Accomack inmates charged in attack at jail

    ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) — Six inmates face charges stemming from an attack on another prisoner at the Accomack County Jail. Police tell media outlets that 36-year-old Bonfilio Velazquez was assaulted in his cell on Labor…