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Va. Prison Adds Staff Following Inmate Transfers

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CRAIGSVILLE, Va. (AP) - Augusta Correctional Center is adding staff following an influx of 200 inmates from other facilities that closed.

Nineteen new employees will begin work at the Craigsville prison this month.

Virginia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Lisa Kinney says that all of the new employees were affected by the closures.

Earlier this month, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the closure of the Cold Springs Work Center, the White Post Diversion Center and the main portion of the Powhatan Correctional Center. The closures are part of overall cuts aimed at closing a shortfall in the state's two-year budget.


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