Middle River Regional Jail – Staunton, VA

Middle River Regional Jail is located in Middle River Regional Area, VA and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Looking for someone locked up in Middle River Regional Jail? This guide will tell you about everything you might want to know about Middle River Regional Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Middle River Regional Jail. How to view Middle River Regional Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give information and advice that you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Middle River Regional Jail
350 Technology Drive
Staunton, VA 24402

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (540)245-5420
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who is in jail at Middle River Regional Jail you should go to their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Middle River Regional Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get the same information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate the information faster if you have their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for might be at a different jail you should check our Virginia county jail guide: Virginia County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Middle River Regional Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot removed from the Middle River Regional Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is 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 more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different 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

Once you are incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until then you must not go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to pay ten percent of the total set so you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, that person will not 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 need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s easy. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond 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 personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Middle River Regional Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued 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 from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get released. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge has to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring allowed items when you go, such as your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor has to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so it would be wise to check the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are generally more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely.

The Middle River Regional Jail phone number is: (540)245-5420

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should write the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Middle River Regional Jail is:

Middle River Regional Jail
350 Technology Drive
Staunton, VA 24402

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Middle River Regional Jail
350 Technology Drive
Staunton, VA 24402


The Middle River Regional Jail mail policy can change, so it would be best to review the official Middle River Regional Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information about how to find an attorney, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the Virginia State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Middle River Regional Area court records are public records. They are comprised of a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions in your case. You are able to access your court case records using the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All records relating to your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules on your case. Magistrates do many different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Keep in mind you are able to request to get your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to even 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 locked up immediately, or given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to access the Middle River Regional Area jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Middle River Regional Area court website or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Middle River Regional Area jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you can’t get the actual address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the Middle River Regional Area Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find out if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Middle River Regional Area,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Middle River Regional Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine. All inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following 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 Middle River Regional Jail, 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 Middle River Regional Jail 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 inmates changes, so review the site 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 Middle River Regional Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Middle River Regional Jail, 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 Middle River Regional Jail

    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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about your experience because other people will know what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Conditions in Middle River Regional Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to get in touch with someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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