The RSW Regional Jail Authority Board voted yesterday to appoint Russell W. "Russ" Gilkison as Superintendent of the Regional Jail. Gilkison, 43, who is the current Deputy Superintendent of the facility, will be paid a starting annual salary of $90,749 and will officially assume the position on March 27th.
Superintendent Gilkison was born and raised in Grant County, Indiana before enlisting in the United States Army where he served in the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment, Presidential Honor Guard "The Old Guard" at Fort Myer, Virginia. In 1997, Gilkison began his law enforcement career with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office working his way through the ranks to become Assistant Division Commander of the Corrections Court Services Division. In December 2013, he was hired as the Deputy Superintendent for the RSW Regional Jail. Gilkison has been a resident of Clarke County, VA since 2000 where he lives with his wife and two children.
Doug Stanley, Warren County Administrator and RSW Regional Jail Authority Chairman, stated, "The Authority is pleased to appoint Russ as Jail Superintendent. He has been with the Authority since we started hiring for the facility and was intimately involved in the startup of the facility. He came to the RSW with 16+ years of progressively responsible experience with Loudoun County and has capably served as Deputy Superintendent over the past 4+ years including a three month stint as acting Superintendent. Russ has the respect and support of the RSW staff as well as that of the Authority Board and has earned the opportunity to lead this facility."
At the meeting, Authority Board Members also thanked outgoing Superintendent Bill Wilson for his leadership over the past two and a half years. Wilson is leaving the RSW to take a position in the Richmond area closer to his family. Chairman Stanley stated, "On behalf of the Authority Board, I want to express our sincere thanks to Bill for his efforts in stabilizing the organization and helping us work through the startup, reimbursement from the Department of Corrections for their 50% of eligible construction costs, and certification of the Jail. Bill's previous experience with the Department of Corrections has proved invaluable. He brought a wealth of knowledge about regional jail operations to the RSW. We wish him and his family the best in this next chapter of his life."
For questions or additional information, please contact Authority Chairman Doug Stanley at (540) 636-4600.
The primary mission of the RSW Regional Jail is to provide protection for the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia from those who have been remanded into custody. As the conditions of confinement are important to an effective jail system, we make a commitment to provide a humane environment for those confined. The RSW Regional Jail is operated by properly trained personnel. Our staff uses the principles of direct supervision to provide a secure, safe, efficient, progressive, and humane facility for both staff and inmates. RSW Regional Jail will provide inmates an opportunity for personal growth through the implementation of academic and life skills programs and substance abuse counseling and education.
Visitation schedule is based on the inmate’s last name.
Visitors must show up and check in 30 minutes prior to the start of the visitation time.