Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Ov...

Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Overcrowded

There are 28 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Mar 20, 2013, titled Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Overcrowded. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

So what do you do when you have too many inmates, and nowhere to put them? Jail and community leaders think they have the answer, and the best part is - it won't cost you a dime.

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Albemarle Resident

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Mar 24, 2013
They already pay a dollar a day to stay in jail. A dollar a day is not much to you and me, but to them, its a lot. That's thirty dollars less a month they don't spend on commissary items

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#23 Mar 24, 2013
Simple solution people. Put as many in a cell as possible. Why should prisoners have better living conditions that submariners?

"On U.S. Navy submarines, living quarters are called "berthing areas" that provide no more than 15 square feet of space per man for sleep and personal belongings. On most submarines, each crewman's bed (called a bunk, berth or rack) has a reading light, a ventilation duct, an earphone jack for the ship's audio entertainment system, and a curtain to provide a small (but welcome) measure of privacy. The crewmen store their clothing and personal belongings in a sturdy pan-like locker beneath their mattress. When a U.S. Navy submarine is at sea, lights in the berthing areas are normally dimmed. About one third of the crew is asleep at a time because submarines operate 24 hours a day. The crew works in shifts, normally six hours on, 12 hours off. Only the captain and executive officer of the submarine have private rooms, called staterooms, in which to work and sleep. Sometimes, there are more people onboard than there are regular bunks. When this happens, a few of the crewmen have to sleep in makeshift bunks in the torpedo room. These temporary bunks are fitted on storage racks where torpedoes and missiles are normally kept. Space is always very limited on submarines, and there are very few large or open spaces where people can make a bed."


Saraland, AL

#24 Mar 24, 2013
If you expect a private room, don't go to jail.
A Mom

Hillsville, VA

#26 Mar 24, 2013
Barney Fife wrote:
some thoughts:
1. STOP making jails comfortable. NO MORE TV,A/C mattresses.
2.CHARGE RENT! Keep a tab, when they get out...
make em pay back SOMETHING!
AND JUST TOO bad if it's crowded, it's JAIL !!
I agree - remove the TV, AC, mattresses.

They do charge per day and keep the tab. However, when an inmate is released, how are they supposed to pay it back when they are heaped up with fines and no job?

I agree - put more to a cell, but then that causes more disruption for the guards.

My thought - as a mom with a son that is incarcerated - for the ones charged with lesser offenses, community service - lots of it!

Ruckersville, VA

#27 Mar 24, 2013
Sing me back home.
"Merle haggard"
both sides of the fence

Sperryville, VA

#28 Mar 25, 2013
Release all the non-violent offenders, especially the child support non-payers. MAKE them work and report weekly.
Create community gardens to feed the local population and supply a local farmers market. Let the released inmates work it.
The so called "dead beat Parents"(as you refer to them) need to be working and paying -not relaxing.Throwing an unemployed man (or woman) in jail because they don't pay is not proper punishment. The bill just gets bigger while they're in there!
just a mom

South Saint Paul, MN

#29 Mar 29, 2013
Cvilleguy wrote:
Cville should do the same that other municipalities do and start charging for a night's stay. If people can't afford jail, maybe they will modify their behavior. Especially since they know 5% very well.
well they do pay to be in there maybe they should give first time offenders better chances If it is a non violent charge

Charlottesville, VA

#30 Mar 29, 2013
"My father had a ranch and we'd hire 50-60 w-e-tbacks".... Republican rhetoric picking up latino votes ! Thanks Don Young !

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