County of Greensville, Virginia

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Southside Regional Jail Authority

244 Uriah Branch Way
Emporia, Va 23847
Phone: (434) 634 2254


Karen Craig, Superintendant



The Authority has been created to enhance the protection of the citizens of the Member Jurisdictions and the surrounding communities by the acquisition, construction, equipping, maintenance and operation of a new regional jail facility (the “Jail); and the Member Jurisdictions desire to enter into a Service Agreement with the Authority governing the parties’ respective obligations as to the jail, both before, and after the development of the Jail.

Term of Office

4 years


Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of the months of February, April, June, August, October and December in the Conference Room of the Southside Regional Jail.

County Appointees Appointment Term
K. David Whittington County Administrator 07/01/2018 - 06/30/2022
Raymond L. Bryant Board Appointment 07/01/2018 - 12/31/2019
Michael W. Ferguson Board Appointment 07/01/2018  - 12/31/2019
William T. Jarratt, Jr. Sheriff 01/01/2015 - 06/30/2019
Steve Coleman At-Large Appointment 07/01/2015 - 06/30/2019




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