Rappahannock Regional Jail – Stafford, VA

Rappahannock Regional Jail is located in Rappahannock County, VA and is the jail for that county. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Rappahannock Regional Jail? This site gives you info about everything one might want to know about Rappahannock Regional Jail: Find an inmate at Rappahannock Regional Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Rappahannock Regional Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others will be welcome.

General Information


Rappahannock Regional Jail
1745 Jefferson Davis Highway
Stafford, VA 22555

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 540-288-5245

Map and Directions

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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 need to contact them?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Rappahannock Regional Jail you should navigate to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Rappahannock Regional Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can also get the same information about anybody who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for may be in a different jail you can look here: Virginia County Jails Directory


A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is the picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are online, or you can see them in person at the Rappahannock Regional Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter the name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Rappahannock Regional Jail website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will 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: Mugshot Removal

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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be determined by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to leave the county.

Typically, a prisoner will be given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to return to the jail every day after work, or you might be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.


Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set in order to get out of jail. If you miss court, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Rappahannock Regional Jail

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, 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
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance

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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some questions, such as what is your full name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call so you can talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please share your experience. How long did it take? How were you treated? Can you share any tips that could help other people that get arrested get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get out of jail. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to decide on the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail 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, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered into the visitors log for the inmate. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Rappahannock Regional Jail are always changing, so it would be wise to visit the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 540-288-5245

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail gets opened and examined and read by the staff, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail:

Rappahannock Regional Jail
1745 Jefferson Davis Highway
Stafford, VA 22555

Here is how you should address the letter:

Rappahannock Regional Jail
1745 Jefferson Davis Highway
Stafford, VA 22555

The mail policy at Rappahannock Regional Jail changes, so we suggest that you review the site before you send a letter to an inmate.

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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information about this, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Rappahannock County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the Virginia State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a case file with a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the Rappahannock County website, or by going to the Rappahannock County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.


Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.


A Magistrate is the judge that rules on your case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, such as deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.


Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when determining the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you should ask to see a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.


If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date to go to jail to serve your term.

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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Rappahannock County jail website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders online, but you should know that you will not find the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that contains a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Rappahannock County,the Rappahannock County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Rappahannock Regional Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you. You should expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Rappahannock 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 Rappahannock 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 rules for sending funds to jail inmates can change, so you should visit the the Rappahannock Regional Jail website before you send any money.


    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.


    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.


    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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    Types of Jobs at Rappahannock Regional Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Rappahannock 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.

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    • 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:

    • 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 of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Rappahannock Regional Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs

    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life 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

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Rappahannock Regional Jail

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  2. Jeannette says:

    My sister has been incarcerated in rappahannock regional jail for a few months now she call me every night crying because she’s freezing. It’s January why is the AC still on. I can understand keeping it cool due to keeping the spread of germs down but freezing them out is inhuman!! Anytime one has to wear socks on there hands to sleep sounds to cold to me. I just hope this message reaches the right person and action is taken immediately. God bless!!!

  3. anibal celalla te extrano mucho mi amor

  4. Rappahannock Regional Jail is truly horrible – like something I would expect from a third world country. It is dirty, the guards could care less, there is little to no guidance on what visitors are supposed to do. The only information is on the website, and some of the folks trying to visit clearly did not have access or understand how to use the website (there were some elderly ladies there who had never visited anyone in jail before and did not know what to do, and the guards were rude and not helpful at all). My daughter was sent there after an overdose and the “suicide” precautions involved being put naked in a concrete cell with no bed, no blanket, and no running water. I know jail is not supposed to be a picnic, but this place is really shockingly horrible.

  5. I spent 10 weekends on the CCC-2 side. It was difficult to say the very least. The way we were treated, belittled, stripped of our dignity, endured strip searches each Friday, waited from 4 until often times 10 or 11 pm to be checked in were all extremely horrific. The girls in jail that actually lived and worked there were great souls with so much life yet to live…outside that very, very sad place. The food as a guard said, “is not made for human consumption.” Screaming at us to get breakfast at 4:45 am by literally screaming: “Trays” may have been stated a bit more empathetic. Breakfast is here. Wake up for breakfast . The food looked like vomit and cat food and tasted like it too. No salt or seasoning. Additionally, I have scars on my face from bed soars due to sleeping on steel covered with a very thin plastic mat. No pillows at all and one guard informed me it was a privilege to get a warmer wool blanket. There is no real counseling and mentorship for these girls that move from this type of lower than low environment to the real world again. These women are strong and amazing people. They admit wrong doing. Recidivism will continue as long as a person leaves that situation broken, beaten down, belittled, laughed at , and with no mentorship to help them plan and deal with a new life outside those walls. I know, some people say it’s supposed to be awful, sick, disgusting and those people deserve everything they get. I’m sorry that most average Americans didn’t experience what I did, first hand. I learned the world over this situation. The judge punished us all, now we hope to jail only to be continually punished over and over and over again not only by our own-selves but by many of the guards, attitudes, accusations and dissension they convey. A deep, dark sad place to be. My prayers are for all the awesome women I met and I pray for them to feel love, kindness and personal pride the minute they walk out those doors. Oh, a napkin would be helpful. I was told they were too expensive to provide. So, is it really all about the almighty dollar here? Or is there ANY other thing to it?

  6. Matthew, I can’t accept the calls, please don’t think I’m ignoring you. I’m trying to figure it out plz be patient. I love you and see you soon

  7. average person thats been in that hell says:

    This jail needs to be investigated, there is no way what they feed you on a regular basis is 2500 calories I truly feel the owners of the jail are pocketing the extra funds they receive from the state, plus they charge rent which is supposed to be for programs, how can the prince William county offer numerous programs that better reform the inmates feed you a completely different food menu that is way better, under the same funding Rappahannock regional receive? Now that they have so much bed space available because Spotsylvania built their own jail , from what I’ve heard lost their federal inmates, because they didn’t take care of them properly, I think they are now trying to lock up as many people they can to stay in business. I feel the owners of the jail and district 21 probation/parole have a illegal money imburstment to keep the jail beds so they don’t loose money…this needs to be investigated before your loved ones end up in this tangle… I was threatened to be put in the hole because I kept writing requests to records because the jail improperly intered my sentence from the judge into the computer, instead of looking into it they threatened to throw me in the hole…my father had to pay $300 to get the transcripts from the day I was sentenced only to find I was correct,they did mess up and I spent almost three months too long on a six month sentence. That jail is as close to hell as you can get!! I understand jail is to reform a person but its not for torcher..if you want to hear more contact me. I’ve spent enough time there but I’m not a violent criminal just made a few mistakes because of an addiction problem and have turned my life complete around and live a clean and sober life because…..well this is my story
    This is my current situationMy “friend” overdosed on heroin four years ago in his bathroom at home, his girlfriend called 911, when the paramedics deemed him coherent , a gun ho police officer barges in the bathroom and dragged him into his cruiser and charged him with possession of heroin. While incarcerated he voluntary entered the drug offender rehabilitation module program (dorm program) in prince William co. adult detention center. Which is considered the number one program in the state of Virginia. After serving 18 months and completing the program he was released on probation. While incarcerated he lost everything, he had to rebuild a life , a life of sobriety. After two years he was able to complete all requirements of probation, get a job where he is considered a huge contribution to the company, not to mention making decent money, pay $6000 in court fines, get approved for a patient assistance program where he gets suboxon (1 of 1000) people in the united states can receive, which was an almost impossible task, get a house where he is now in the process of buying, and bought a used car, all the while staying out of trouble and paying normal bills. He has worked very very hard to get where he’s at today, and don’t forget, he’s a heroin “addict” in remission. He lives his life by the “dorm ” program and has been completely successful. A few months ago he had a relapse on marijuana, where he used a few times , and now is also clean from it. He was honest with his probation officer about the marijuana use and how he felt it helped him through his struggle he was having with an abusive family member at home. After explaining this to his p.o. , “his problems at home and how he used”, his p.o. Issued a violation of probation. He could receive quite a bit of jail time depending on how the judge feels about his marijuana use. If he does receive a jail sentence, everything he worked so hard for will be lost. His p.o. never offered him help for his marijuana use or the problems at home, just issued a violation. Lets be honest, Two years of steady struggle to better his life and his family, can just be taken away for smoking pot?, its legal 20 minutes north of were he lives. I do understand its still illegal in Virginia, but come on can’t the court see this man has become a productive member of society? Just a few years ago he was laying on his bathroom floor and is now, paid in full to the courts, completed all requirements for probation, has an excellent job, is buying a house, and thanks god everyday for what he has. To put him in jail so he looses everything ,for a few puffs of pot? does that seem like fair justice to you? What do you think?

  8. Retired Marine says:

    My son has been in the Rappahanock Jail for a while with an injury he sustained at the jail. They gave him crutches, took forever to get an MRI done, and finally scheduled him for surgery. Then, just before he was supposed to go to surgery, they canceled and said that he wasn’t approved. Something seems odd. I guess the next step is legal action against the jail itself. Where’s the justice for non-violent inmates?
    It’s a tragedy to think that just because they’re behind bars, they’re treated like animals. How are inmates supposed to come out of there and trust the justice system when they see no justice.

  9. My sister is incarcerated. She had lymphoma about 5 years ago. Now she has some lumps on her neck. What does it take to have them checked? We are worried that they are neglecting her. I heard the food is horrible there. It is cold. I feel really bad for the inmates. Some inmates may have serious health issues & they need to really try & help those people. If something happens to her, there is going to be a big problem for them.

  10. lilhead says:

    I spent a year here in 2008-2009…this place was regarded as the worst lockup in VA, and from what I am reading here, it seems that little has changed…when I was there, the guards actually confiscated all our books and shut down the so called “library”, which was s small metal cabinet in the pods day room…cell searches in the middle of the night were common…food was pretty bad, maybe milk was served a couple of times a week…don’t expect any medication prescribed to you to be given to you in this place…commissary prices are outrageous…general population is like maximum security, due to the majority of inmates waiting for trial or transfer to prison… Thanksgiving 2008 had fights over bread pudding that was served and fought over…an inmate hung himself, rushed to the hospital and died enroute, the jail claimed the suicide did not happen while in custody…all this and more really happened, this place and the staff running it were really nasty during my stay

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