Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia’s re-incarceration rate is the lowest in the country, at 23.4%. The official recidivism rate is calculated by the percentage of offenders who return to state responsible incarceration within three years of being released.
The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a sudden death in the 500 block of Four Mile Road in the Arlandria area. It is not considered a suspicious incident. A person died from a fall. Police reported the incident around 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10.
The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office recently welcomed seven new deputies to its ranks. Kelly Allen, Joshua Barnes, Michael Boyd, Lamar Gayle, Sean Scalsky, Sahar Sherzai-Harding and Jirawat Tantiyangkul were sworn in during a ceremony at the Alexandria courthouse on Dec. 5.
Today the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced a $250,000 settlement agreement under the Americans with Disabilities Act with the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office that it failed to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services to an individual who is deaf.
The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Alexandria City Public Schools and Alexandria Fire Department for “Read Across Alexandria,” an initiative to bring guest readers into classrooms to read to elementary school students.
The Alexandria Fire Department is partnering with the Alexandria City Public Schools for a yearlong campaign to increase child literacy in Alexandria. A kickoff for the program, called “Read Across Alexandria,” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 8 a.m., at Cora Kelly Elementary School, 3600 Commonwealth Ave.