Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Corrections
State Board of Local and Regional Jails
Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups [6 VAC 15 ‑ 40]
Emergency Amendment to Regulation to Charge Reasonable Fees to Prisoners in Jails and Lockups
Action 1421
[Withdrawn 4/27/2007]
General Information
Action Summary Code of Virginia Section 53.1-131.3 states that any sheriff or jail superintendent may establish a program to charge inmates a reasonable fee, not to exceed $1.00 per day, to defray the costs associated with the prisoners' keep. The Board of Corrections shall develop a model plan and adopt regualtion for such program and shall provide assistance, if requested, to the sheriff or jail superintendent in the implementation of such program. Such funds shall be retained in the locality where the funds were collected and shall be used for general jail purposes.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Mary-Huffard Kegley  / Policy Analyst
Address: Board of Local and Regional Jails
VADOC Headquarters, 6900 Atmore Drive
Richmond, VA 23225
Email Address:
Phone: (804)887-9589    FAX: (804)674-3587    TDD: ()-

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