Chesterfield County Jail – Chesterfield, VA

Chesterfield County Jail is located in Chesterfield County, VA and is the correctional facility for this county. Looking for somebody in jail at Chesterfield County Jail? This site tells you about anything a person needs to know about Chesterfield County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Chesterfield County Jail? How to view Chesterfield County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Chesterfield County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that would help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Chesterfield County Jail
6900 Mimms Drive
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 804-748-1476
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and need to find them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To search who’s in jail at Chesterfield County Jail you will have to go to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Chesterfield County Jail Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get information about anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you have their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is a picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the website, or you can see them in person at the Chesterfield County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the person’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Chesterfield County Jail site? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

Usually, inmates are given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail pending trial. Your bail amount is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to put up 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Chesterfield County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Chesterfield County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is very simple to do. To start with, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Chesterfield County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some basic questions, such as your full name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a phone call to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. This process will take anywhere from 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you have a cash bond or if a judge needs to figure out the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go in the visitors log as an approved visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to 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, your ability to use the phone may be limited or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 804-748-1476

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and examined by the jail administration, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Chesterfield County Jail:

Chesterfield County Jail
6900 Mimms Drive
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Chesterfield County Jail
6900 Mimms Drive
Chesterfield, VA 23832


The Chesterfield County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so be sure to check the the Chesterfield County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system in Chesterfield County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about this subject, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the Chesterfield County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Chesterfield County court magistrate is the person that will preside on your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim. Remember you can ask to have your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, you will have to visit the Chesterfield County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Chesterfield County court website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Chesterfield County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to see the street address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access the court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not see if someone has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Chesterfield County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Chesterfield County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Chesterfield County 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 Chesterfield County 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 someone in jail can change, so check the official Chesterfield County Jail site before send funds to someone in jail there.

    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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Chesterfield County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Chesterfield County 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 Chesterfield County 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 an inmate in Chesterfield County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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