VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – You pay for it and you might know someone who has been inside.
Jail can be a scary place and News 3 went deep into what is going on behind bars inside the Virginia Beach Jail.
There are about 1,300 inmates. 52 are accused or convicted of murder and roughly a third are labeled as mentally ill.
News 3 got exclusive access to a surprise raid done at the jail.
On a Saturday morning, 200 guards surprised inmates with a search. This type of raid only happens a few times a year.
You will see what it’s like as guards search the jail in depth and we’ll tell you what they found.
Plus, the Sheriff allowed News 3 Investigative Reporter Margaret Kavanagh to stay the night for a first hand look of what life is like behind bars.
Watch her report Tuesday night on News 3 at 11 p.m.