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Regional jail, DMV help inmates receive ID cards

Regional jail, DMV help inmates receive ID cards

Christine Smith lost a lot when she served time at Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.

The DMV Connect Program at the jail helped get some of it back.

"Getting a job is my plan, and without an ID, it would be impossible," said Smith in a news release about the identification program now available at the jail.

The Connect Program reached a milestone in November, completing its first year at the regional jail. Through the program, 84 inmates have received identification cards.

For inmates, having a state identification card means they can find a place to live or rent a hotel, get a job, see a doctor and receive medication, said Maj. Frank Huotte, jail...

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