Virginia to Close Oldest Prison

STATE FARM, Va. — The Virginia Department of Corrections announced this week that it will close the James River Correctional Center in Goochland County on April 1.
The closure of the state’s oldest prison, which opened in 1896, comes as the department grapples with $10.9 million in funding cuts for fiscal 2012.
James River’s 450 inmates will be moved to other prisons that have space, as well as to county jails.

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