Central Regional Jail (CRJ) – Sutton, WV

Central Regional Jail (CRJ) is in Barbour County, West Virginia and is the main correctional facility for this region. Looking for somebody locked up at Central Regional Jail (CRJ)? This page tells you information about everything one might want to know about Central Regional Jail (CRJ)such as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give information and advice that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Central Regional Jail (CRJ)
300 Days Drive
Sutton, WV 26601

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (304) 765-5326
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Central Regional Jail (CRJ) you should click on their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Central Regional Jail (CRJ) Inmate List is a list of persons who are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can get information about anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you will want to look here, too: List of all jails in West Virginia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is a photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Central Regional Jail (CRJ) inmates can be viewed online, or you can see them at the Central Regional Jail (CRJ). When viewing mugshots online you need to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Central Regional Jail (CRJ) site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest 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.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is determined by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and you are not permitted to leave the county.

Typically, prisoners will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to jail every day after work, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. Your bail amount is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to post 10 percent of the total set so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Central Regional Jail (CRJ). If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually ask to use assets as collateral.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Central Regional Jail (CRJ)

Have you ever used a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the phone to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell your story. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any secrets that will help other people that get arrested make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed with you, such as your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put in a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide identification. Anyone arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures can change, so visit the official jail 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 a lot pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Central Regional Jail (CRJ) phone number is: (304) 765-5326

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Central Regional Jail (CRJ), use this address:

Central Regional Jail (CRJ)
300 Days Drive
Sutton, WV 26601

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Central Regional Jail (CRJ)
300 Days Drive
Sutton, WV 26601


The Central Regional Jail (CRJ) mail policy changes, so be sure to double check the the Central Regional Jail (CRJ) website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the court system in Barbour County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the West Virginia State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Barbour County court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court case records via the Barbour County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your case are maintained at Barbour County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that rules over your case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you need to go to the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Barbour County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and 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 are able to view this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the precise address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Barbour County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

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

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

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Barbour County,the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Barbour County jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you. You should expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then 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 Central Regional Jail (CRJ), 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 Central Regional Jail (CRJ) uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to someone in jail could change, so we suggest that you double check the official website 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

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Central Regional Jail (CRJ)

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Central Regional Jail (CRJ), 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 Central Regional Jail (CRJ)

    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:

    • 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 a prisoner at Central Regional Jail (CRJ)? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Central Regional Jail (CRJ).
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Central Regional Jail (CRJ)

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Central Regional Jail (CRJ)? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Write your message below.

    Say Wassup


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