JW Caterine

JW Caterine

JW Caterine is an independent journalist and writer from Poquoson now living in Williamsburg. He started his reporting career in Austin, Texas, where he covered housing, education and the environment for the Austin Monitor and Austin Chronicle. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, he's glad to be back at his stomping ground. Contact him at [email protected]

After legislative limbo, $6M in federal funding for Virginia farmers and food banks released

By: - May 30, 2023

After months of delay, Virginia on Thursday released over $6 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture funds to procure food products from local farmers to distribute to food-insecure populations. The root cause of the slowdown in fund disbursement is unclear, as other states began using grant funds as early as March, but one contributing factor […]

Virginia considers private prison contract renewal despite $4.3 million in breaches

By: - April 26, 2023

As Virginia weighs whether to renew its contract with GEO Group to run the Lawrenceville Correctional Center, the state’s only privately operated prison, records show persistent staffing shortages at the facility have cost the company $4.3 million since August 2018.  Under GEO’s current contract, which ends July 31, the Virginia Department of Corrections can dock […]