This Discussion channel is currently closed.

Residents of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are invited to give input for what they would like to see to address overcrowding at the Rockingham County Regional Jail. The city and county have contracted with Richmond-based Moseley Architects to conduct a community-based corrections study and facility planning study that will examine current trends and future projections relative to jail population, as well as consider possible alternative programs and overall facility needs.

Three public listening sessions will be held in August.

  • August 7, from 6pm-8pm at Spotswood High School, 368 Blazer Drive, Penn Laird;
  • August 11, from 7pm-9pm in Harrisonburg City Council Chambers, 409 S. Main St.; and
  • August 14, from 6pm-8pm at Turner Ashby High School, 800 N. Main St., Bridgewater.

The purpose of the meetings will be to gather input and hear what improvements or alternative programs residents have to alleviate the problem. Any ideas posted to Be Heard Harrisonburg by August 14, 2014 will be shared with the committee.