The Valley is Voicing Concern About Jail Overcrowding

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV)-- More than 50 people came out to let their voices be heard.

Many people are asking city and council leaders for alternative options; other than building another jail.For example, some would like
rehabilitation programs and services for better health. Other people simply asked for more time to come up with a better solution.

"I think we need to start looking at one the real issue is, and I don't think overcrowding is the issue. We need to look at sentences; who is being sentenced and what kind of crimes," said Baloma Saucedo, who spoke at the public hearing.

If you missed the meeting tonight, there is a final meeting on Aug. 14,
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Turner Ashby High School. Or, you can contribute to the conversation online at "Be Heard Harrisonburg"(click the link on the sidebar of this story) to join the conversation.


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