September 16, 2010
Gov. Bob McDonnell says Virginia has secured $1.5 million in federal funds for the state's new prisoner re-entry program.
The largest funding component totals $750,000 for six areas of the state that have established re-entry councils. They include localities in central, northern and southwest Virginia, as well as Norfolk and Richmond.
The McDonnell administration's prisoner re-entry program is aimed at preventing former offenders from offending anew.