Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Corrections
State Board of Local and Regional Jails
Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups [6 VAC 15 ‑ 40]
Update operational and supervision standards for jails and lockups
Action 653
General Information
Action Summary The current regulations have been in place since August 10, 1995. Since the adoption of the standards, there have been a significant number of regional jails opened. The supervision of inmates in those facilities, as well as other jails within the Commonwealth, is direct versus linear and the current standards do not address this type of supervision. Further, many facilities are being accredited through the American Correctional Association (ACA), therefore Board of Corrections standards would likewise need to conform to ACA standards.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
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
905 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/01/2001.
1390 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/26/2002.
1786 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/18/2002.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Donna Lawrence  / Supervisor, Compliance and Accreditation Unit
Address: 6900 Atmore Drive
Richmond, VA 23225
Email Address: lawrencedc@vadoc.state.
Phone: (804)674-3237    FAX: (804)674-3587