Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC) – Winchester, VA

Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC) is located in Northwestern Virginia Regional Area, Virginia and is the main jail for that county. Do you know somebody in Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC)? This site will tell you info about anything you might need to know about Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC),like the following: How to locate an inmate at Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC). Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Northwestern Virginia Regional Area court information. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give information that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC)
147 Fort Collier Road
Winchester, VA 22603

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 540-535-3800
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to see who is in jail at Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC) you should visit their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC) Inmate List is an online list of persons currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get info for anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information quicker if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another jail you can check the other Virginia county jails in our Virginia County Jail Guide: Virginia County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one face photo and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will be in the photos, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are online, or you can view them at the Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC). When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the inmate’s first and last name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC) site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: 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 locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. 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 you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner at Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC) will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will have to stay the jail every day after work, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get their 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 will have to call the Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC) or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC) website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s very simple to do. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • 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 process takes you through the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you will answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please share your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Do you know any tips that will help other people get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, you should plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitors will be entered into a Visiting log as an approved visitor. All visitors must provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC) are always changing, so make sure that you visit the official Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC) jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

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 usually more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 540-535-3800

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail gets opened and examined by the jail officers, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC) is:

Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC)
147 Fort Collier Road
Winchester, VA 22603

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC)
147 Fort Collier Road
Winchester, VA 22603


The Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC) mail policy changes often, so it would be best to review the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this subject, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a case file with a docket and all of the documents in your case. You can access court records via the internet service, or at the Northwestern Virginia Regional Area Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Northwestern Virginia Regional Area magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. They do a number of things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review when decide your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind that you should request to see your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Northwestern Virginia Regional Area court website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Northwestern Virginia Regional Area jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t get the actual address, but only the address 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 that includes a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access court records on the website, or at the Northwestern Virginia Regional Area Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t see if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Northwestern Virginia Regional Area,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Northwestern Virginia Regional Area jail is very scary, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC), 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 Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC) 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 rules for sending money to people in jail can change, so we suggest that you check the the Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC) website when you send funds to an inmate 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC)

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC), 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 Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC)

    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 been incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could write in your review:

    • Conditions in Northwestern Adult Detention Center (NRADC).
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? 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 meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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