Nelson County residents are invited to attend this community forum.
THE ALBEMARLE-CHARLOTTESVILLE REGIONAL JAIL AUTHORITY INVITES THE PUBLIC TO A Community Forum
Join this public discussion about the
Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail renovation project
January 12, 2024 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail Authority Hosts Public Meeting Seeking input on its renovation project
Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail (ACRJ) Authority will be hosting a community forum on January 25, 2024, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Carver Recreation Center, Classroom Lounge, 233 4th Street NW, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903. The Authority seeks input from the community regarding its renovation project. Light refreshments will be provided.
The purpose of this meeting is to review and discuss three design options as presented by Moseley Architects.
1) A design intended to address minimal deficiencies in the 1974 original
2) A design proposed to address major deficiencies.
3) The current design that was submitted to and approved by the Board of Local and Regional Jails and approved for 25% reimbursement by the
Tony Bell, Moseley Architects and his team as well as Jail Superintendent Martin Kumer will be present to facilitate the meeting and answer any questions.
Two more public meetings are planned for February 12 and February 29 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Carver Recreation Center, Classroom Lounge, 233 4th Street NW, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903. All 3 meetings will have a virtual option. For information about the project, go to www.acrj.org/renovationproject or contact Colonel Martin Kumer, Superintendent of ACRJ, at or (434) 977-6981.
To receive, consider, and incorporate meaningful community and stakeholder input regarding the anticipated renovation of the physical facilities of the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, and giving particular attention to inmate capacity, physical and mental well-being, gender equality, alternatives to 24/7 incarceration (including HEI), and re-entry programming, while respecting the financial contributions of the taxpayers.
Nelson County is coordinating a local community forum for the near future. The day, time and location is TBD. We will post more information as soon as it is available.