Harold Clarke

RICHMOND, Va. — Harold Clarke has been named as director the Virginia Department of Corrections. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell appointed Clarke, who has served as a commissioner with Massachusetts’ corrections system since 2007.

Clarke will oversee a system with 32,000 inmates in 44 prisons and more than 11,500 employees. Clarke succeeds Virginia DOC director Gene Johnson.

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Virginia Public-Private Model Delivers Regional Jail Addition

STAFFORD, Va. — Local officials unveiled a new $49 million, 432-bed addition to the Rappahannock Regional Jail that was completed in 18 months to help alleviate overcrowding.

The two-story podular addition incorporates a mezzanined four-level housing configuration that delivers 432 beds. The new pod is designed as a hybrid classification setting that can accommodate medium- to maximum-security inmates.

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