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Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups [6 VAC 15 ‑ 40]
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Chapter Information
Description These standards address the administration and operations of Virginia's local and regional jails and lockups, and the supervision of inmates in those facilities. These standards must be met by successful achievement of specific requirements for facility certification, which assures minimum compliance of jails and lockups throughout the Commonwealth.
State Authority Code of Virgnia Section ;53.1-5 Section ;53.1-68 and Section and Section 53.1-131
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation Goals include to provide clarification in the area of staff training; to clearly define reporting and review schedules; to clarify medical evaluation requirements; and to define requirements for supervision standards.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Donna Lawrence  / Supervisor, Compliance and Accreditation
Address: 6900 Atmore Drive
Richmond, VA 23227
Email Address: lawrencedc@vadoc.state.va.us
Telephone: (804)674-3237    FAX: (804)674-3587   
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
PREA Standards for Jails and Lockups - -

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups to add requirements on restraint of pregnant offenders Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/8/2014.
Amend Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups to correct TB testing and require compliance with Depa NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 7/17/2013.
Amend Minimum Operational and Supervision Standards for Local and Regional Jails and Lockups Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/22/2012.
Update operational and supervision standards for jails and lockups Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/18/2002.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Correction of tuberculosis skin test requirements Final Stage withdrawn prior to publication in The Virginia Register.
Emergency Amendment to Regulation to Charge Reasonable Fees to Prisoners in Jails and Lockups -