Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail

Regional Facility

Last Updated: January 17, 2021
160 Peregory Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Mailing Address
 PO Box 7626       , Charlottesville, VA 22906

Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional is for Regional Facility offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 434-977-6981

Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail is a regional jail facility that handles the intake from the Albemarle County Sheriff's arrests but also from several surrounding counties located at 160 Peregory Ln Charlottesville, VA. This cooperative prison is funded by all of the counties that hold their detainees and sentenced inmates.

The Jail's goal is to help support every offender with their integration back into the community as productive and independently successful. The Programs Department offers offenders’ evidence-based classes based off of a risk-based needs assessment that will promote the successful reentry of offenders back into the community.

​In addition to the classes, the Programs Department also offers Transitional Services that focus specifically on the needs that offenders will have when entering back into the community. Using evidence-based theories proven to have worked in our community we collaborate with other agencies and institutions to include mental health, criminal justice agencies, religious groups, educational agencies K-12 as well as community colleges and universities. This collaboration both within and outside of the institution allows for our inmates to minimize their potential to recidivate offering a mirage of tools and opportunities from various professionals. These services may include assistance obtaining DMV identification, employment within the community, adequate housing and additional necessary documents to help support success. The facility administers its programs in a fair manner in the least restrictive environment consistent with public safety.

​If you have any questions about offender programming or would like more information on volunteering to bring a new program to the facility, please contact the Director of Programs, Olivia Dillon.

​Currently, the following programs and individual assistance are offered at ACRJ and are subject to change at any time.

​Mandatory per Case Management results:


  • Road to Excellence
  • Art
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Celebrate Recovery for Men
  • The Storybook Project
  • Real Dads
  • Fatherhood
  • Reading & Recovery
  • Women’s Empowerment
  • VDOT Flagger Certification

​Good News Jail & Prison Ministry - ​The Good News Jail and Prison Ministry believes that God calls us to love and remember the needs of those inmates who are incarcerated in our community. They are someone’s family members, some mother’s child, one of our brothers or sisters. This ministry carries the “good news” of God’s grace, love and hope into a place of regret and sorrow. Each year, the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry raises funds to run programs and activities such as worship services, baptisms and mentoring. Chaplain Varaksa meets and councils both inmates and staff at ACRJ.

​Employment - Within 30-90 days of release, inmates will meet with an Employment Facilitator to discuss their plans for employment after release. At that time, they will receive assistance with crafting a resume to take home with them, as well as information on job fairs and employment opportunities.


  1. Inmates must protect their pin numbers and IDs to all accounts. ACRJ does not provide refunds for stolen pin numbers. Inmates are notified of this.
  2. Personal checks will NOT be accepted.
  3. All money orders and cashier’s checks must have the inmate’s name and the facility name on them. The sender’s name and address are also required.
  4. Upon release from the facility, all funds credited to the inmate’s account may be picked up by the inmate only during normal business hours - Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. excluding weekends and ACRJ recognized holidays.
  5. Inmate accounts and their balance cannot be discussed with anyone other than the inmate. Funds can only be released to the inmate.
  6. An inmate can fill out an ACRJ Inmate Property Release Form to give you money/property visit our Inmate Property page (Link to Property page). You must present valid government-issued photo ID.

Fees charged to inmates:

  1. Cost Defrayment $1/Day Program
  2. Code of Virginia §53.1 – 131.3 Payment of costs associated with prisoner keep.
  3. Inmates are charged co-pays for certain medical services.
  4. Inmates are charged for any property damage.
  5. Any inmate meeting the facility definition of indigent (no funds) they still receive basic hygiene products and writing material to communicate with their legal counsel and family members.

​BY MAIL - Cashier’s check or money order are ONLY accepted to the address below:

c/o Inmate’s Name
PO Box 7626
Charlottesville, VA 22906

​NOTE: Jail staff will not accept hand-delivered cashier’s check or money order from any person/agency for any reason.

ONLINE - Visit

​ISSUES WITH FUNDS POSTING - If for some reason the money posted on an inmate account through any method does not post the sender/depositor MUST submit tickets to our support staff. Neither Jail staff nor OASIS has access to this information

Inmate Locator

Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Virginia. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Visitation Information

Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail VA - Visitation

Public Inmate Visitation Schedule (Subject to change at any time)

​It is recommended that all visitors contact the facility at 434-977-6981 ext. 261 prior to their arrival every time. Due to the needs of the facility, visits may be cancelled at any time. Inmates housing assignments can change at any time, and when it does, they are immediately under their new housing areas assignments. Inmates are responsible for ensuring their families are aware of these changes. Call ahead to be sure about their location visitation status.

  • ​Pastoral Visits Are scheduled Monday’s, Tuesday’s, Thursday’s & Friday’s from 8:00-11:00 a.m and 1:00-3:30 p.m.
  • ​Evening Visits are Monday’s, Tuesday’s & Wednesday’s from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • ​Wednesday Inmates housed in Segregation Units, Intake and Medical Visiting Hours are 0800-1100 and 1300-1600.
  • ​Thursday Inmates housed in Segregation Units, Intake and Medical Visiting Hours are 1830-2200.
  • ​Saturday Inmates Housed in HU-1, HU-2, and HU-3 Visiting Hours are 0700-1100.
  • ​Saturday Inmates Housed on West and Ground Floor Visiting Hours are 1230-1700 and 1830-2200.
  • Sunday Inmates Housed in HU-1, HU-2, and HU-3 Visiting Hours are 0700-1100​​
  • Sunday Eastside /Female Visitation hours are 1230-1700.

​General Population inmates receive two (30 minutes) visits per month only.

  1. The exception is that all trustee inmates are allowed to receive one visit per week for a total of four visits a month.
  2. No individual may swap out so that someone else can go in.
  3. The inmate must be classified and have all visitors including babies listed.
  4. All visitors must be pre-approved. The inmate will be notified of their approved visitor list.
  5. We do not provide this information over the phone. Individuals must present a valid government-issued photo ID to see if they are on an inmate’s visitation list.

When an inmate is moved their visitation is changed to their new housing location.

YOU ARE ADVISED TO CALL 434-977-6981 ext. 261 prior to visiting because the facility could lockdown at any time unexpectedly. This means visitation will be cancelled.

NOTE: (This facility adheres to the County of Albemarle holiday schedule)
Visits are scheduled on a "walk-in basis" based on availability first come/first serve. "Walk-in" is defined as a visitor being signed in for the contact/booth visit upon arrival to the facility. Once the visitor and the inmate are seated in the visitation room, the visitation begins.

  • Each inmate is allowed three (3) visitors including any combination of adult(s) and child(ren) to visit them at a time.
  • Inmates can have up to 5 individuals on their visitation list.
  • Inmates are responsible for notifying you if you are approved to visit. they need your*:
    • full name
    • date of birth
    • address

Only the following forms of photo government-issued identification will be accepted: ​

  • Driver’s license or Non-Driver’s state-issued photo identification card
  • Passport

​Any visitor under the age of eighteen (18) will only be allowed to visit an inmate if a facility issued Parental Permission Slip is completed. This form must be completed and signed at the facility and be supported by the child’s original birth certificate (for age verification) and an approved form of parental/ legal guardian ID.

All visitors must walk through and successfully clear the electronic metal detector and are subject to themselves and their persons to be searched.

If there are protective orders in place on either party visitors will not be allowed to visit with the inmate.


  • The facility requires each visitor to adhere to a dress code.
  • Visitors will not be permitted to enter the contact visit room or booth visit room in layered clothing, ripped clothing, orange clothing, hooded clothing or tank tops spaghetti straps or shorts or any other attire deemed in appropriate for visitation with ACRJ inmates.
  • Visitors must wear clothing that is size appropriate. If visitors wear clothing that is too small or excessively big, they will be prohibited from visiting the inmate.
  • Visitors shall NOT bring any items into the contact visit room or booth visit room including baby care items. Doing so will terminate current and future visits.
  • All personal items must be left in the visitor’s locker. (i.e. combs, pen/pencils, cosmetics, food items, beverages, gum, tobacco products, money, wallets, cell phones, keys, coats, hats, plastic/metal barrettes and unapproved jewelry.) The only exceptions will be an approved wedding band and an approved religious medal, no larger than two (2) inches with a chain. Doing so will terminate current and future visits.


An inmate and his or her visitor(s) are required to adhere to conduct which is consistent with the standard of public decency and correctional facility appropriate behaviors. The following can cause termination of a visit or future visits at ACRJ (this list is not inclusive and subject to facility staff discretion).

  • Physical contact between visitors and inmates is prohibited. ​
  • ​An inmate and his or her visitor(s) are directly responsible for the conduct and behavior of children in their charge. Children must remain seated and within the immediate area of the inmate and visitor(s) at all times and shall not run around or destroy facility property. ​
  • No visitor is allowed to communicate with ANY inmate outside of the inmate telephone or email system or facility authorized communication methods. ​
  • Smoking is permitted in designated areas only​
  • No personnel shall interact with jail staff in an unprofessional manner.​
  • Bringing contraband to the facility for the purpose of inmate consumption or use is forbidden.

Attorney Visits

  • Inmates will consult with their attorney in the attorney booths of the jail. Communications between an inmate and their attorney will be private and confidential.
  • Attorney visits are preferred to take place during the designated time.​

Other Professional Visitors - Professional visits are preferred to take place during normal visiting hours.

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