Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) – Martinsburg, WV

Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) is located in Fayette County, West Virginia and is the main correctional facility for this county. Looking for somebody in Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ)? This site gives you all about anything you might want to know about Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ): Find an inmate at Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ). Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Fayette County court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to offer information and advice you need to make the process easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ)
94 Grapevine Road
Martinsburg, WV 25405

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 304-267-0045
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) you need to go to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) Inmate Search is a list of people currently in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can also find the same information on anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their inmate information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is a picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the website, or you can view them at the Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ). When you search for mugshots online you have to input their name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) site? This is difficult, since the mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. 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 various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to go to your court date, and until that date you are not allowed to leave the area.

In most cases, a prisoner at Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to jail each day after work, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is 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 depends on how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person 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, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

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

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? 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

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be 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:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • 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 get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please tell your story. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any things that will help other people that get arrested to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process will take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must determine the bail amount. 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 have a date of your release, 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 need to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitors will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to review the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail 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. There is no limit to 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 break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.

The Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) phone number is: 304-267-0045

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail gets opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ):

Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ)
94 Grapevine Road
Martinsburg, WV 25405

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ)
94 Grapevine Road
Martinsburg, WV 25405


The mail policy at Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) changes, so we suggest that you double check the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated legal system in Fayette County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find an attorney, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the West Virginia State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law.

Have you ever 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 a matter of public record. They are comprised of a file with a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, which include setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Remember you are able to ask to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. 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 will either be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, you will have to go to the Fayette County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Fayette County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Fayette County jail, by phone, go there 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 you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Fayette County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings online, but bear in mind that you will not find the exact address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

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

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the Fayette County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) is no fun, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get 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 Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ), 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 Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) 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 might change, so we suggest that you double check the official website before you send any money.

    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 Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ)

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ), 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 Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ)

    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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ)? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in the review:

    • Conditions in Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ).
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ)

    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 happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ)

    Links and Resources

    Main Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) Link
    Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) Inmate Search Link
    View Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) Mugshots
    Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) Bail Link

    Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) Visitation Policy Link
    Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) Jail Mail Policy Link
    Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) Inmate Search
    Fayette County Warrant Lookup
    Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) Arrest Inquiry
    Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) Send Money Procedure
    Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ) Jobs


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  1. judy says:

    Eastern Regional Jail is in BERKELEY County NOT Fayette County.

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