No charges planned in Chesapeake jail project

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A prosecutor says no criminal charges will be filed following an investigation into the construction of three temporary housing facilities at the Chesapeake Correctional Center.

Media outlets report Commonwealth’s Attorney Nancy Parr made the decision Wednesday in a letter to State Police.

Document: Letter from CA’s Office (.pdf)

Mayor Alan Krasnoff had asked for the State Police investigation into the $7.2 million Chesapeake jail project that was marred by cost overruns and miscues. The project was intended to ease inmate crowding.

The state Board of Corrections last year approved a waiver for the city to use the buildings for no more than seven years until it comes up with a permanent plan.

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