FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 23, 2019
[TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today regarding the Fayette County Commissioners’ decision to include funding for a new county prison to be completed in the next two years.
“This is a long time coming. Our members need the safety and security from a building that isn’t over a hundred years old. The current facility is not only dangerous and inhumane for the correction officers who work there, but for the entire community.
“We have been fighting for years to get this done and we are thrilled to see that appropriate action will be taken to secure the health and safety of our members, as they protect Fayette County.
“I would like to say thank you to the Fayette County Commissioners and we look forward working with them to maintain safety for the Fayette County community.”