OPEN MINDS is run through the Richmond City Sheriff’s Office (RSCO), under the direction of Sheriff C.T. Woody, Jr. Woody was elected sheriff for the City of Richmond, Virginia on November 8, 2005. He oversees and maintains the security of the second largest jail in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with approximately 450 deputies and a population of over 1,500 residents. A key component in Sheriff Woody’s administration involves incorporating community-based partnerships into Richmond City Jail educational and recovery programming. Sheriff Woody is working collaboratively to close the revolving door through innovative programs that equip residents of the jail with the tools necessary to be productive, law abiding members of society upon their release. Sheriff Woody brings almost four decades of broad law enforcement experience gained in the City of Richmond. In 1968, he began his career with the Richmond Police Department, walking a beat in the Southside. From there, his experiences broadened as he went on to the K-9 unit, narcotics detective, undercover officer, and SWAT team. While in charge of the Community Intelligence Team, he led a team of officers to build a partnership between the community and the Richmond Police Department. Image source: Richmond City Sheriff's Office.