Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center – Saluda, VA

Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center is located in Essex County, Virginia and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Know somebody locked up in Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center? This guide gives you about anything a person needs to know about Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center,like: Find an inmate at Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center. How to view Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to offer advice and information you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center
170 Oakes Landing Road
Saluda, VA 23149

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 804-758-2338
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

To see who is in jail at Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center you will have to go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get the same information on anyone processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Virginia jails: Virginia County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center website, or you can see them at the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input their legal name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot removed from the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you are required not to leave town.

In most cases, prisoners in the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

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. You will be required to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your crime is. You will need to post 10% of the amount set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it is easy. First, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take a personal 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’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will ask to use assets as collateral.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a phone call so you can call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will be released. It also might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge has to decide on the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Only bring necessary items when you go, like your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go into the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to double-check the official Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center jail 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 . Calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 804-758-2338

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and examined by the staff, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center is:

Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center
170 Oakes Landing Road
Saluda, VA 23149

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center
170 Oakes Landing Road
Saluda, VA 23149


The mail policy at Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center changes often, so be sure to visit the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system in Essex County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Essex County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Essex County court records are a matter of public record. They contain a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the Essex County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records associated with your case are kept and available to you at the Essex County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges from your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim. Bear in mind you can ask to have your own copy of the report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, just visit the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • 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 have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants on the Essex County jail website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Essex County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these by contacting the Essex County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as 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 of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but you should know that you can’t find the precise address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a docket and all documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records online, or at the Essex County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t see if someone had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to call the Essex County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Essex County,the Essex County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Essex County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center is no fun, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to 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 Middle Peninsula Regional Security 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 Middle Peninsula Regional Security 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 money to people in jail might change, so check the official website when you send funds to an inmate 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Middle Peninsula Regional Security 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 Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center

    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 locked up in this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center Link
    Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center Inmate Search Link
    Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center Mugshots
    Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center Bail Link

    Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center Visitation Policy Link
    Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center
    Essex County Warrants
    Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center Arrest Inquiry
    Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center


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