Fairfax County Adult Detention Center – Fairfax, VA

Fairfax County Adult Detention Center is located in Fairfax County and is the correctional facility for the area. Do you know somebody at Fairfax County Adult Detention Center? This site tells you all about everything you might need to know about Fairfax County Adult Detention Center: Find out who’s in jail at Fairfax County Adult Detention Center? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give you information and advice that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Fairfax County Adult Detention Center
10520 Judicial Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 703-246-2100
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to find them?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To see who is in jail at Fairfax County Adult Detention Center you should go to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Fairfax County Adult Detention Center Inmate Locator is an online list of persons currently in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find information on anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is incarcerated at a different jail you should check our guide to other Virginia jails: List of all county jails in Virginia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They will take one full face and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center website, or you can see them in person at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the legal name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you must not leave the county.

Usually, an inmate in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to post ten percent of the total set so you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might require that they use your personal assets as collateral.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through 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 have to answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please tell your story. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us secrets that could help others make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take between 30 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge must figure out the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, you should expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring approved items with you, for example your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you check the official Fairfax County Adult Detention Center jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are usually pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but you 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 privileges might get reduced or totally denied.

The Fairfax County Adult Detention Center phone number is: 703-246-2100

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You must print the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the staff, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Fairfax County Adult Detention Center:

Fairfax County Adult Detention Center
10520 Judicial Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Fairfax County Adult Detention Center
10520 Judicial Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030


The Fairfax County Adult Detention Center inmate mail policy can change, so it would be best to review the official Fairfax County Adult Detention Center site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the legal system in your county. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more info on how to find an attorney, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Fairfax County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a file with a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You can access your court case records using the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Fairfax County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents related to your court case are available at the Fairfax County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person who presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to have a copy of the report before sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

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

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Fairfax County court website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear 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 first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Fairfax County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are 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, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to get the precise address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not learn if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Fairfax County,the Fairfax County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Fairfax County Adult Detention Center is very scary, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00am, and then roll call. You will then eat 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 Fairfax County Adult Detention 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 Fairfax County Adult Detention 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 someone in jail can change, so be sure to double check the the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center website 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Fairfax County Adult Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Fairfax County Adult Detention 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 Fairfax County Adult Detention 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Write about your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Conditions in Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Write your message below.

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