Appomattox Co., VA - At the end of this month, Appomattox County Jail inmates will have a new place to call home. They'll be transported 18 miles away to the Amherst Adult Detention Center.
Through the years, Appomattox outgrew its jail, which was built to hold twelve inmates but sometimes housed as many as 30, according to jail officials.
All employees have been offered retirement packages or jobs at the new regional jail.
Still, Captain Barry Letterman says the move is bittersweet.
"When I first started my career here in 1984, this is where I started as a jailer," he said. "You work with people everyday. You get close to them. It's like a family," he said.
The jail was built back in 1981. It will transform into a storage facility, Magistrate's office and other county offices.