Virginia Department of Corrections

Dillwyn Correctional Center has had the most coronavirus cases of any prison in Virginia. Staff Photo

‘A total disaster’: Families report AWOL admin, insufficient precautions as COVID runs rampant in Buckingham state prisons

  “When we found out he had it, we was pretty sure he was going to die,” says a sibling of a man incarcerated in Buckingham Correctional Center. Buckingham is home to the fourth-worst coronavirus outbreak of any correctional facility in Virginia—112 inmates have tested positive. Dillwyn Correctional Center, a lower-security facility across the street, […]

A corrections officer walks outside the prison prior to the execution of John Allen Muhammad at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Virginia, November 10, 2009. Muhammad was sentenced to die for the murder of Dean Harold Meyers, one of 10 people left dead in a shooting spree by Muhammad and younger accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo that terrorized the Washington, DC, area in October 2002. Photo Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/Newscom

Capital secrets: News outlets sue VADOC to view executions from start to finish

By Spencer Philps Four news organizations, including BH Media Group, which publishes The Daily Progress, are suing the Virginia Department of Corrections over procedures they believe violate the public’s First Amendment right to witness state executions in their entirety. Members of the public, including the press, are allowed to witness executions. But the plaintiffs argue […]

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine  stopped by York Place for a pizza party with UVA students.
Eze Amos

In brief: America’s Dad, Virginia’s tampons, A12’s price tag and more

New contender for America’s Dad? Senator Tim Kaine stopped by his campaign office in York Place September 21 for a pizza party with nearly three dozen University of Virginia Democrats. Supporters passed around campaign signs that said “America’s Dad,” although Kaine may have some competition for the title—a spokesman for Bill Cosby told reporters recently […]