Regional jail close to hiring new superintendent
SALEM – Hiring a new superintendent for the Western Virginia Regional Jail is getting closer.
Members of the board of the authority for the 1-year-old jail which houses inmates convicted in Salem and the counties of Roanoke, Franklin and Montgomery plan to hold a special meeting on Thursday, June 24, to discuss in closed session filling the position of superintendent.
Acting Superintendent Lt. Col. Bobby Russell has been at the helm of the jail that is located in Roanoke County near the Montgomery County line since his former boss, Superintendent Charlie Poff, stepped down to become Roanoke County Sheriff Mike Winston’s chief deputy.
According to a press release issued June 21, the special meeting of the authority board will start at 10 a.m. at the regional jail located near Dixie Caverns.