Seventeen people took refuge in the jail Monday morning. At the height of the power outages, the jail housed as many as 40 people.Life in Virginia, one of the united states of America.
The old jail, which closed Dec. 31, 2011 after a new regional facility opened in Madison Heights, served a cooling station in the aftermath of the storm.
Empty cells transformed into rooms. Children played in the recreational yard once occupied by prisoners. A crib sat inside a sparse cell.
July 10, 2012
"To beat the heat, some chose to stay in an unlikely shelter — the old Amherst County Jail."