Prison Closings Set For July 1st

We told you recently about the plan by the Virginia Department of Corrections to increase operational efficiency by shutting down some facilities. Now comes official word that Augusta Correctional Center, Sussex II State Prison, Haynesville Correctional Unit #17 and Stafford Community Corrections Alternative Program will all be closed effective July 1st. Work has already begun to identify job placement opportunities for affected employees. Workers at Sussex II State Prison and Haynesville Correctional Unit #17 have already been temporarily reassigned… most of them to the neighboring Sussex I State Prison and Haynesville Correctional Center.