Richmond NAACP to meet at city jail

6/19/2015, 12:04 p.m.
The Richmond Branch NAACP is going to jail.
Ms. Thompson

The Richmond Branch NAACP is going to jail.

That’s the unusual venue where the branch is planning to hold its next meeting Tuesday, June 23, according to branch President Lynetta Thompson.

The open-to-the-public meeting at the Richmond Justice Center, as the city jail is now known, will be a first for the branch.

“Our branch wants to be more accessible to the community, including those behind bars,” Ms. Thompson explained. She said the meeting also represents a first step toward creating a NAACP branch at Richmond’s new Justice Center.

Attendees must be at the jail by 6 p.m. to be properly signed in, Ms. Thompson said.

The branch will hold a business meeting and hear from Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. before taking a tour of the facility from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Additional information: Ms. Thompson, (804) 982-8072.