BRRJA - Lynchburg Detention Facility

Regional Facility

Last Updated: July 25, 2021
510 9th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504
Independent City
Mailing Address
PO Box 6018, Lynchburg, VA 24504

Lynchburg Detention is for Regional Facility offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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BRRJA - Lynchburg Detention Facility basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 434-847-1300

BRRJA - Lynchburg Detention Facility is a regional jail facility that handles the intake from the Independent City County Sheriff's arrests but also from several surrounding counties located at 510 9th St Lynchburg, VA. This cooperative prison is funded by all of the counties that hold their detainees and sentenced inmates.

The Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority (BRRJA) was created in 1994 by Member Jurisdictions for the purpose of developing and operating a regional jail system; which was established by acquiring, renovating, and expanding existing jail facilities and constructing additional jail facilities. Member Jurisdictions were faced with increasing jail populations resulting in the need for additional capacity, which was exacerbated by the poor physical condition of many of the existing facilities. The Member Jurisdictions were the Cities of Bedford and Lynchburg and the Counties of Bedford, Campbell, and Halifax. Faced with similar problems of overcrowding and deteriorating physical structures, the Counties of Amherst and Appomattox joined the Authority in 2007.

The Lynchburg Adult Detention Center is operated under the direction of Major Raymond F. (Ray) Espinoza and employs 134 staff members. It is the largest BRRJA facility with a rated capacity of 429 inmates and is designed as a direct supervision operation. This facility provides central food and laundry for all BRRJA sites with the exception of Amherst.

The Lynchburg Adult Detention Center is located at 510 Ninth Street in Lynchburg, VA 24504. The mailing address is P.O. Box 6018, Lynchburg, VA 24505.


  • When mailing letters to inmates, please use your correct return name and address.
  • Inmates may not receive or keep in their possession more than 10 pictures at a time.
  • Polaroid pictures and frames are not allowed.
  • Pictures must be no larger than 4×6.
  • Nude or revealing pictures of any type are not allowed.
  • Greeting cards with mechanical devices, such as musical or recording, are not allowed.
  • Bookmarks, plastic or paper, are not allowed.
  • Do not send envelopes, paper, or stamps. These items must be purchased from the commissary.
  • Do not send letters, cards, or drawings with stickers, glitter, crayons, plastic, strings, or any type of pasting.
  • Do not send credit cards, phone cards, or calling cards through the mail.
  • Do not send any types of books, magazines, or pamphlets through the mail.


  • Inmates can only have three (3) paperback books at a time.
  • No hardcovers or metal binders.
  • Inmates can only have three (3) magazines or newspapers at a time.
  • Books, magazines, and newspapers must be by subscription only and must have a label with the inmate’s name verifying the subscriber. They must be sent directly from a publisher, bookstore, or book club.
  • Only AA or NA books will be accepted at the Main Lobby on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays.


ONLY MONEY ORDERS MAILED will be accepted at the facilities. No drop-offs permitted. NO CASH, CERTIFIED CHECKS, OR PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Make money orders payable to BRRJA with the inmate’s name written after the purchaser’s name.

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Visitation Information

Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority - Lynchburg VA Adult Detention Facility - Visitation

Lynchburg Visiting Hours

• Housing Unit G – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
• Housing Unit L – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
• Housing Unit M – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
• Medical Males – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
• Housing Unit E – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
• Housing Unit H – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
• Housing Unit B – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
• Housing Unit K – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
• Medical Females – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
• Housing Unit C – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
• Housing Units I & J – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
• Housing Units D & G (Work Force/Laundry) -1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
• Housing Unit F – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Juvenile Visitation
• Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (30-minute visits).
• Saturday and Sunday – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (15-minute visits).
• Need to schedule appointment for any Juvenile visit.
• Housing Unit L – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
• Housing Unit M – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
• Medical Males – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The following are visitation rules and guidelines for all sites. Any visitor not following procedures may be denied visitation.
There may be some occasions when visitation might have to be delayed or canceled without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
Visitors are advised to leave personal belongings in their vehicles.
Visitors must have a valid picture I.D. The I.D. must not be damaged, torn, taped, or altered. NO EXCEPTIONS.
You may not use your cell phone inside the building. It must be turned off.
No cell phones, recording devices, or any other electronic equipment allowed in the visitation area unless approved by the Site Administrator.
You must be on the inmate’s visitation list to visit.
The name on your I.D. must match the name on the inmate’s visitation list.
No more than 3 adult visitors at one time.
Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or submit a notarized Juvenile Visitation Form and be accompanied by an authorized adult visitor. Only non-incarcerated parents or legal guardians may authorize juvenile visitation. A parent or legal guardian can obtain this form from the Officer on duty.
Any former inmate must wait 6 months after release before they will be allowed to visit any inmate at a BRRJA facility.
Visitors may only visit once per week.
Visitors will be dressed properly:
No see-through clothing
No bathing suits
No tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, sleeveless tops, or sleeveless dresses
No mini skirts
Shoes must be worn
No items of clothing deemed inappropriate by Shift Leader
No hats, head gear, or hooded clothing
Head covering for religious and medical purposes shall be allowed. Alternative security measures may be required.
Dresses, skirts, and shorts shall be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee
Deliverable Items
The following items may be brought to the jail by visitors:
Prescription eyeglasses (no cases)
One (1) medic alert bracelet or necklace
Prescription medication approved by the facility medical staff
Religious materials (as approved by the Site Administrator)
Hearing aids
Lawyers, Probation and Parole Officers, or Social Services Workers may leave legal documents and other items approved by the Site Administrator
These items are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., excluding holidays.

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