Augusta Correctional Center – Craigsville, VA

Augusta Correctional Center is in Augusta County and is the main correctional facility for the county. Know somebody locked up at Augusta Correctional Center? This page tells you all about anything related to Augusta Correctional Centersuch as the following: Find an inmate at Augusta Correctional Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Augusta Correctional Center
1821 Estaline Valley Road
Craigsville, VA 24430

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (540) 997-7000
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to locate them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Augusta Correctional Center you have to go to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Augusta Correctional Center Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information for anyone who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate the information more quickly if you’ve got their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be locked up at a different jail you should check our Virginia county jail guide: Virginia County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is a picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the Augusta Correctional Center website, or you can view them at the Augusta Correctional Center. When viewing online you need to input the prisoner’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Augusta Correctional Center website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave the area.

Typically, inmates at Augusta Correctional Center are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to put up ten percent of the total set in order for you to be released. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Augusta Correctional Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman may use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Augusta Correctional Center

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You must answer some simple questions, such as your full name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you have a cash bond or if the judge has to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered in the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are usually pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone calls may be limited or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (540) 997-7000

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail gets opened and examined by the jail officers, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Augusta Correctional Center:

Augusta Correctional Center
1821 Estaline Valley Road
Craigsville, VA 24430

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Augusta Correctional Center
1821 Estaline Valley Road
Craigsville, VA 24430


The mail policy at Augusta Correctional Center can change, so it would be best to double check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Augusta County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, admitted to the Virginia State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a file with a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records via the Augusta County website, or at the Augusta County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Augusta County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Augusta County magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim. Remember that you should request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

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

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Augusta County court website or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings online, but you should know that you will not be able to find the street address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and all of the documents filed in your court case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not find if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Augusta County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Augusta Correctional Center is very scary, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will work 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 Augusta Correctional Center, 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 Augusta Correctional Center 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 procedure to send funds to someone in jail can change, so you should review the official website when you send money to an inmate.

    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 Augusta Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Augusta Correctional Center, 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 Augusta Correctional Center

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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 in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down your experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to find somebody you met when you were locked up? Post a message to them below.

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