Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail – Charlottesville, VA

Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail is in Albemarle County, Virginia and is the correctional facility for the area. Looking for someone in Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail? This page tells you information about anything you might need to know about Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to offer information and tips you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail
160 Peregory Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (434) 977-6981
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To see who’s in jail at Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail you need to click on their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who are in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can find the same information on anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at another jail you can check the other Virginia county jails in our Virginia County Jail Guide: Virginia County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the photos, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter their name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are required not to go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner at Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail will be given time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will usually use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Albemarle County

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any secrets that could help other people that get arrested to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, you should expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring approved items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be entered in the log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to visit the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (434) 977-6981

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should write the name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and examined and read by staff, and will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail:

Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail
160 Peregory Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail
160 Peregory Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22902


The Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to double check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you through the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Albemarle County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Albemarle County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Albemarle County magistrate is the person that rules over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind that you should request to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the Albemarle County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to get the precise address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that includes a docket and all documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the Albemarle County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not be able to see if they has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Albemarle County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Albemarle County,the Albemarle County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Albemarle County jail is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to inmates at Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail is always changing, so it would be best to visit the official website when you send any money.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Post a message to people locked up at Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail


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  1. Katie H. says:

    This is to Mason H. i just wanna let him know i love him to death and to keep praying everything will be ok in the end and he is the world to me i love you baby and so does autumn.

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