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Virginia Department of Corrections — Public Safety First

Introduction

The Board of Corrections is a 9-member policy-making Board whose duties are set out in Title 53.1, Article 2, of (external website) the Code of Virginia. It is a public body and neither the Board, as a whole, nor any of its individual members is employed by the Department of Corrections.

The Board of Correction members are:

Board meetings are held every other month at the Department of Corrections Administrative Headquarters in Richmond. Meetings are open to the public and meeting announcements are posted to the (external website) Regulatory Town Hall web site. Meeting minutes are taken an approved minutes are posted to the Regulatory Town Hall website. Meetings of this Board are governed by (external website) the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Once in the (external website) Regulatory Town Hall web site, click Board in the left column, arrow down to Public Safety Secretariat, click Board of Corrections, then click on either: view meetings scheduled for this Board or view past Board Meeting minutes.

Board Policies, Standards and Regulations are promulgated pursuant to Code Section 53.1-5.

Board Policies are internal guidance documents developed pursuant to the Code and are incorporated into Chapters 10, 20, and 30 of the Department’s Policy and Procedures Manual. Where applicable, Policies are implemented by Department Operating Procedures.

Board Standards and Regulations are external audit and inspection documents developed pursuant to the Code and can be found on the State's Regulatory Town Hall (external website). A list of current Regulations, with links (external websites), is provided:

Virginia Administrative Code (VAC)
6 VAC 15-11
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Public Participation Guidelines

Virginia Administrative Code (VAC)
6 VAC 15-20
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Regulations Governing Certification and Inspection

Virginia Administrative Code (VAC)
6 VAC 15-26
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Regulations for Human Subject Research

Virginia Administrative Code (VAC)
6 VAC 15-28
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Regulations for Public/Private Joint Venture Work Programs Operated in a State Correctional Facility

Virginia Administrative Code (VAC)
6 VAC 15-40
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Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups

Virginia Administrative Code (VAC)
6 VAC 15-45
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Regulations for Private Management and Operation of Prison Facilities

Virginia Administrative Code (VAC)
6 VAC 15-70
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Standards for Community Residential Programs

Virginia Administrative Code (VAC)
6 VAC 15-80
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Standards for Planning, Design, Construction and Reimbursement of Local Correctional Facilities