Southern Regional Jail (SRJ) – Beaver, WV

Southern Regional Jail (SRJ) is in Preston County, West Virginia and is the main jail for this area. Looking for somebody in Southern Regional Jail (SRJ)? This page will tell you all about everything you might need to know about Southern Regional Jail (SRJ),like the following: How to locate an inmate at Southern Regional Jail (SRJ). Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that might help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Southern Regional Jail (SRJ)
1200 Airport Road
Beaver, WV 25813

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (304) 239-3070
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

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

In order to see who’s in jail at Southern Regional Jail (SRJ) you need to click on their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Southern Regional Jail (SRJ) Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information on anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member may be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our West Virginia county jail guide: List of all jails in West Virginia


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the Southern Regional Jail (SRJ) website, or you can see them at the Southern Regional Jail (SRJ). When viewing online you need to enter their first and last name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Southern Regional Jail (SRJ) website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. 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 taken down, the various websites with mugshots, 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

Of course, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, bail will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to show up for court, and you can’t leave town.

Typically, prisoners in the Southern Regional Jail (SRJ) will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Southern Regional Jail (SRJ). If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Southern Regional Jail (SRJ) website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it is easy if you have the money. First, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • 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 procedure includes each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You must answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to use the phone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us tips that will help other people make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process can take from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. Also, it depends on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Southern Regional Jail (SRJ) change often, so visit the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Southern Regional Jail (SRJ) phone number is: (304) 239-3070

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail will be opened and inspected by staff, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Southern Regional Jail (SRJ) is:

Southern Regional Jail (SRJ)
1200 Airport Road
Beaver, WV 25813

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Southern Regional Jail (SRJ)
1200 Airport Road
Beaver, WV 25813


The inmate mail policy at Southern Regional Jail (SRJ) is always changing, so we suggest that you check the official Southern Regional Jail (SRJ) site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this, click: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a file containing a docket sheet and all documents filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court records with the website, or by going to 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 who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your case are kept and available to you at Preston County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you can request to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to query the Preston County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Preston County jail website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Preston County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Preston County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings online, but you should know that you will not be able to find the street address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket and any documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records online, or at the Preston County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

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

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Preston County,the Preston 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

    Just the thought of spending time in Southern Regional Jail (SRJ) is quite unpleasant, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Southern Regional Jail (SRJ), 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 Southern Regional Jail (SRJ) 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 funds to people in jail changes, so you should review the the Southern Regional Jail (SRJ) 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Southern Regional Jail (SRJ)

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Southern Regional Jail (SRJ), 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 Southern Regional Jail (SRJ)

    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 spent any time in this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to say wassup to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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  1. Dennis G. says:

    I am aware of where you are now. I found the right facility. Everything will be OK. Hang in there. I will write as quickly as I can.

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