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. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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