Regional Jail now meets federal and state standards for housing juveniles
A large whiteboard hangs in Col. David Hackworth’s office at Hampton Roads Regional Jail. It’s filled with tasks the new superintendent wants to accomplish. Near the top of the list is a one-word reminder of one of the jail’s most pressing problems: juveniles. The living conditions of any inmates under the age of 18 is one of many issues the U.S. Department of Justice is looking at as part of its investigation into the jail following the deaths of Jamycheal Mitchell and Henry Stewart.