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Meherrin River Regional Jail satellite opens

Tuesday - 1/22/2013, 12:42pm  ET

BOYDTON, Va. - Law enforcement officers in Mecklenburg County soon won't have to drive nearly an hour to transport inmates to the Meherrin River Regional Jail.

A new regional jail satellite facility in Boydton will reduce the commute to about 10 minutes. Inmates are expected to begin arriving at the 80-bed facility in February.

Dinwiddie County administrator Kevin Massengill tells The Progress-Index ( http://bit.ly/SpHa3I) that the satellite facility will allow officers to stay in their towns.

The main 677-bed facility opened in July 2012. It replaced local jails in Dinwiddie, Brunswick and Mecklenburg counties.

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Information from: The Progress-Index, http://www.progress-index.com


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