Monday, December 17, 2012

River North Correctional Facility Project

From state senator Bill Carrico:

Carrico Statement on Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Inclusion of Funds to Open River North Correctional Facility

Richmond – Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Fries) released the following statement today regarding Gov. Bob McDonnell’s inclusion of $14.3 million in his budget to open the River North Correctional Facility in Grayson County:

“This is a monumental day for Grayson County and all of Southwest Virginia.  While the process is not yet complete, I would like to thank Gov. McDonnell for including the River North Correctional Facility in his budget.  This prison will bring hundreds of jobs to an area that is starving for economic development, and it is heartening to know that the Governor has responded positively to the efforts of so many Southwest Virginia leaders.  I would like to thank Del. Israel O’Quinn (R-Washington) and local officials in Grayson County and elsewhere in Southwest Virginia.  I am eager to go to Richmond and fight to protect the funds that Gov. McDonnell has set aside for this prison.  I am confident that we are on the verge of opening this facility and putting hundreds of Southwest Virginians to work.”