Northern Regional Jail (NRJ) – Moundsville, WV

Northern Regional Jail (NRJ) is located in Marion County, West Virginia and is the primary jail for the county. Do you know somebody at Northern Regional Jail (NRJ)? This guide tells you about anything you might need to know about Northern Regional Jail (NRJ): Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Northern Regional Jail (NRJ) mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and any comments or tips that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Northern Regional Jail (NRJ)
Rd 2 Box 1
Moundsville, WV 26041

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 304-558-2110
Fax:

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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 want to find them?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To find out who’s in jail at Northern Regional Jail (NRJ) you have to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Northern Regional Jail (NRJ) Inmate Search is an online list of people currently in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find the same information for anyone booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information fast if you have their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be in another county jail you can look here, too: Other County Jails in West Virginia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is a picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one full face and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed online, or you can see them in person at the Northern Regional Jail (NRJ). When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input their name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot erased from the Northern Regional Jail (NRJ) site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave town.

Usually, a prisoner at Northern Regional Jail (NRJ) can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to pay ten percent of the total set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it’s easy. 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. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person 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 their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually request to use assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Marion County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge must decide on your bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring things that are allowed when you go, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be entered into a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will have to provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Northern Regional Jail (NRJ) visitation procedures can change, so double-check the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive 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 inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 304-558-2110

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Northern Regional Jail (NRJ)
Rd 2 Box 1
Moundsville, WV 26041

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Northern Regional Jail (NRJ)
Rd 2 Box 1
Moundsville, WV 26041


The Northern Regional Jail (NRJ) inmate mail policy changes, so review the official Northern Regional Jail (NRJ) site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ 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 through the criminal justice system in Marion County. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in West Virginia.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They include a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the internet service, or at the Marion County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Marion County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. 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 in court. Magistrates do many different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to get your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

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

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also 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 on the website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Marion County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information on the website, but bear in mind that you will not see the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history 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 offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to find out if someone has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty 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

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Marion County,the Marion County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Northern Regional Jail (NRJ) is very scary, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Northern Regional Jail (NRJ), 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 Northern Regional Jail (NRJ) 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 inmates at Northern Regional Jail (NRJ) is always changing, so double check the official website before you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Northern Regional Jail (NRJ)

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Northern Regional Jail (NRJ), 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 Northern Regional Jail (NRJ)

    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:

    • 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 spent any time in Northern Regional Jail (NRJ)? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Conditions in Northern Regional Jail (NRJ).
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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