Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center – Saluda, VA

Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center is located in Mathews County and is the primary jail for this area. Know someone incarcerated at Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center? This page tells you info about anything you might want to know about Middle Peninsula Regional Security Centersuch as the following: Find an inmate at Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

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

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 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 in jail and need to find them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center you will need to click on their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center Inmate List is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find info about anyone processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find their inmate information fast if you have their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for is at another county jail you should look here, too: List of all jails in Virginia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photograph, is the picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center website, or you can see them in person at the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter the full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would 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.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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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 when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be determined by the magistrate. If no bail is set this might 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 released from jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Usually, prisoners will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to return to the jail each day after work, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. Your bail amount is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to post 10% of the amount that was determined so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t 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 will have to call the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its really easy. To start with, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t get a bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be discharged. 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, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you must answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, 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 jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. This process may take between 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge must decide on your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring necessary items when you go, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitors will be entered into a Visiting log as an approved visitor. All visitors is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: 804-758-2338

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You should print the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail gets opened and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center:

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 Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center inmate mail policy changes often, so review the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Mathews County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the Virginia State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a file with a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the Mathews County website, or at the Mathews County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Mathews County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are kept at Mathews County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Mathews County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case in court. They do a number of different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are able to ask to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to visit the Mathews County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Mathews County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Mathews County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Mathews County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but you should know that you can’t see the precise address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the Mathews County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

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

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

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Mathews County,the Mathews County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Mathews County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Mathews County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 process for sending funds to people in jail could change, so we suggest that you double check the official Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center site when 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

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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 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 locked up at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    Things you could write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center

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    Did you make friends in jail? Need to find someone from jail? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center Website
    Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center Inmate Search Link
    View Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center Mugshots
    Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center Bail Amount Link

    Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center Visitation Policy Link
    Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center Inmate Search
    Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center Warrant Inquiry Link
    Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center
    Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center Employment


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