Lunenburg Correctional Center – Victoria, VA

Lunenburg Correctional Center is in Lunenburg County and is the primary jail for the area. Do you know somebody locked up in Lunenburg Correctional Center? This page tells you all about anything related to Lunenburg Correctional Center,such as: Find an inmate at Lunenburg Correctional Center. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Lunenburg Correctional Center intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer information and advice that you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask them, and any feedback or comments that would help other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Lunenburg Correctional Center
690 Falls Road
Victoria, VA 23974

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (434) 696-2045
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and want to locate them?

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To search who is in jail at Lunenburg Correctional Center you will need to visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Lunenburg Correctional Center Inmate Roster is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can find info on anybody booked or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find the information more quickly if you have their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be locked up at a different jail you will want to look here, too: Virginia County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is a photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found online, or you can view them at the Lunenburg Correctional Center. When viewing online you need to put in their first and last name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Lunenburg Correctional Center site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re locked up, your only thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you can’t leave the area.

Typically, an inmate at Lunenburg Correctional Center can earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Lunenburg Correctional Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Lunenburg Correctional Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Lunenburg County

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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
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of 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.
  • First, will have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process takes between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will be freed. Also, it depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. This information will be put into the log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Lunenburg Correctional Center visitation procedures change often, so review the official site before you go to visitation.

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 . These phone calls are usually more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely.

The Lunenburg Correctional Center phone number is: (434) 696-2045

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail will be opened and reviewed by the staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Lunenburg Correctional Center is:

Lunenburg Correctional Center
690 Falls Road
Victoria, VA 23974

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lunenburg Correctional Center
690 Falls Road
Victoria, VA 23974


The Lunenburg Correctional Center inmate mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to check the official Lunenburg Correctional Center site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney in Lunenburg County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Lunenburg County court records are public records. They contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents in your case. You are able to access your court case records via the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Lunenburg County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrates do many different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Bear in mind that you can request to see your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you must go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to go to the Lunenburg County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is 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 Lunenburg County jail website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Lunenburg County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state 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 offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not get the exact address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to the Lunenburg County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t be able to find out if someone has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lunenburg County,the Lunenburg County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Lunenburg County jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to 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 Lunenburg 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 Lunenburg 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 rules for sending money to someone in jail at Lunenburg Correctional Center could change, so be sure to review the official Lunenburg Correctional Center site before send money 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Lunenburg Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lunenburg 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 Lunenburg 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:

    • 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 a prisoner at Lunenburg Correctional Center? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down what you experienced because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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