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- March 1 through May 3, 2019


“This was a great challenge and it helped me push to lose some weight. I’m happy to report that it still off and my TWIN TWIN Big Will is keeping watch with me thru this journey to a better and more fit life. My energy level up and sleeping better. Keep up the good work everyone. FIT FOR LIFE” 

~Deputy F. King

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Media Contact: Deanna LeBlanc
 June 26, 2019
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NORFOLK CITY JAIL RECEIVES PERFECT SCORE ON RECENT D.O.C. AUDIT
 
NORFOLK, VA — Sheriff Joseph P. Baron is proud to announce that the Norfolk City Jail received a score of 100% compliance on a recent 3-day audit of the Norfolk City Jail.

The intensive audit is performed every three years by representatives from the Department of Corrections. The audit evaluated how well the NCJ is maintaining standards set by the DOC regarding inmate life, health, and safety.

DOC auditors commended Sheriff Baron and staff on jail cleanliness, jail safety, and staff morale and camaraderie. Additionally, auditors commended the NSO on its high number of females in leadership positions.

“News like this continues to be a remarkable accomplishment given all of the challenges that you face on a daily basis in such a demanding career. It is only possible through your hard work, attention to detail, and sense of responsibility that we were able to accomplish this outstanding rating,” Sheriff Baron told staff in an internal memo.

The DOC will now recommend that the NCJ receive an unconditional certification by the Board of Corrections.


The Norfolk Sheriff's Office is a values driven organization
committed to 
public safety, public service, and public trust.

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Media Contact: Deanna LeBlanc
 June 13, 2019
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Inmate Death

Haynes TNORFOLK, VA— At approximately 7:26 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, a deputy with the Norfolk Sheriff's Office conducting rounds came upon a non—responsive inmate hanging in a cell. Life saving measures were immediately performed. The inmate was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 8:25 p.m.

The inmate has been identified as Travis Antorio Haynes, 31. He was booked into the NCJ on June 7 on a robbery charge. His booking photo is posted here.

The safety and security of those in our custody is always our top concern. Per protocol, NSO will an internal review ofthis incident. Official cause and manner of death will be determined by the medical examiner. The Norfolk Police Department is investigating this incident as an undetermined death.


The Norfolk Sheriff's Office is a values driven organization
committed to 
public safety, public service, and public trust.

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