Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Corrections
State Board of Local and Regional Jails
Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups [6 VAC 15 ‑ 40]
Amend Minimum Operational and Supervision Standards for Local and Regional Jails and Lockups
Action 2904
General Information
Action Summary These standards apply to all regional and local jails and lockups within the Commonwealth, and detail the process by which the jails and lockups operate and are managed. The Board of corrections intends to review and update as necessary 6 VAC 15-40 to address operational and supervision issues related inmate access to physical activities, medical co-payments, staff training, and frequency of inspections. Additionall, amendments may include document organization as it applies to audit and compliance documentation.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [001738]
Associated Mandates Payment of costs associated with prisoner keep
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
4921 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/04/2009.
5286 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/15/2011.
5860 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/22/2012.
Contact Information
Name / Title: William Wilson  / Compliance and Accreditation Unit
Address: 6900 Atmore Drive
Richmond, VA 23225
Email Address:
Phone: (804)674-3499    FAX: (804)674-3587    TDD: ()-