Government & Courts

Prisoners at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women say they haven't been cared for appropriately. Photo courtesy of FCCW

Settlement nearly reached for Fluvanna prisoners

“It’s nasty—it had feces on the wall,” testified an inmate at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women during a November 9 settlement hearing. “It had blood,” she added, describing a trip to the prison infirmary. Cynthia Scott, 46, is one of five female prisoners who filed suit against the institution for insufficient medical care in […]

Questions about the Mark Weiner case arose after his conviction in 2013. Judge Cheryl Higgins denied a motion to set aside the verdict in June 2014. Submitted photo

The Weiner factor: How one case derailed Denise Lunsford

Unlike Charlottesville, where it was a given that Democratic candidates for City Council would win, Albemarle had several contested races, including two for board of supervisors and four candidates vying for clerk of court. But the race everyone was watching: Whether Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Lunsford could hold onto her seat for a third term against […]