We will continue to monitor the situation and update you as things move forward. We thank you for your patience and cooperation.
In an effort to reduce the possibility of introducing the COVID-19 virus into the facility, effective immediately, the lobby and restrooms, have been closed to the public. Attorneys will still be granted access, after a brief screening.
The Jail ATM kiosk has been moved into the vestibule and is now available 24 hours a day to anyone wishing to place money on an inmate’s account.
Staff members will still be available to accept new committal undergarments Monday-Friday 9am-6pm. However, to limit possible exposures and contact, this procedure has changed.
MARCH 23, 2020- COVID-19 Update:
On March 16, 2020, the Supreme Court of Virginia issued the attached order, which outlines measures the courts are taking to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
In addition, we are actively working with the courts in all the jurisdictions we serve to find alternatives to incarceration for those inmates that may qualify. However, please keep in mind, ultimately, it is the court’s decision and RSW has no authority to release, furlough, or place an inmate on a community-based program without direct authorization from the courts.
We will continue to update everyone, as things continue to evolve
MARCH 20, 2020- Effective immediately and until further notice, all Pre-Trial drug/alcohol screenings have been suspended. In addition, all delayed confinements and weekender inmates are NOT to report, until further notice.
LOBBY HOURS CHANGE- Effective, Monday, March 23, 2020, our lobby will be open from 9am-5pm. However, whites can still be dropped off, after hours, by pushing the intercom in the vestibule.
In an effort to keep families and friends connected with their loved ones during this time when visitation is suspended, RSW will be providing inmates with one free phone call every three days. In addition, due to procedure changes stemming from the COVID-19 virus, RSW will temporarily not be accepting money orders for deposits onto inmates’ accounts starting Friday, March 20, 2020. Family and friends have two options to deposit funds. They may use the website www.jailatm.com or the ATM machine in the front lobby, which will remain available for cash and/or credit card deposits. We will continue to provide updates on any procedural changes as they become available.
MARCH 17, 2020- All classes, (excluding Recruit Schools) held at the academy have been canceled until April 15th. This includes all scheduled Instructor Schools. We will re-evaluate the situation as we near April 15th to determine if any other measures are necessary.
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.
In response to recent complaints from the public regarding other visitor’s behavior, RSW Regional Jail has updated the rules and regulations for inmate visitation to provide the safest and most comfortable experience possible for everyone. We ask that all visitors respect the rules and policies set forth. Thank you for your cooperation.