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Hampton Roads Regional Jail

Regional Facility

Last Updated: January 03, 2021
Address
2690 Elmhurst Ln, Portsmouth, VA 23701
Beds
1210
County
City of Portsmouth
Regional Detention - low
Phone
757-488-7500
Phone Carrier
Mailing Address
PO Box 7609, Portsmouth, VA 23707
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Hampton Roads 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: 757-488-7500

Hampton Roads Regional Jail is a regional jail facility that handles the intake from the City of Portsmouth County Sheriff's arrests but also from several surrounding counties located at 2690 Elmhurst Ln Portsmouth, VA. This cooperative prison is funded by all of the counties that hold their detainees and sentenced inmates.

INCOMING MAIL WILL BE REJECTED IF - For security reasons, the Hampton Roads Regional Jail has altered the inmate mail procedure to ensure the safety of staff and the inmate population.

  • All inmate mail will be rejected if it contains cards of any kind (birthday, greeting, holiday etc.), letters written on colored notebook paper (yellow, blue, green etc.) and letters written with a marker or crayon. All letters must be written in either black or blue ink on white paper, no exceptions.
  • Any material which violates postal regulations or contains obscenity, blackmail, contraband, or threats.
  • Any material which contains plans of criminal activities, maps, or plots to escape, and any material which communicates information designed to encourage inmates to disrupt the facility by strikes, riots, fights, racial or religious hatred, or other prohibited acts.
  • The Hampton Roads Regional Jail will not accept items for inmates that are free or incentives for purchasing or receiving publications or other items.
  • Only pre-approved packages are accepted.
  • It consists of stamps; envelopes; staples; tape; glitter; glue or any sticky substance; photos or drawings larger than 4×6; sexually explicit photos; stickers or address labels; plastic cards or plastic-covered cards; personal checks or cash; blank stationary or blank paper; information about the fabrication of weapons or explosive devices; and magazines, books or newspapers that do not have prior approval.

SEND FUNDS BY MAIL - An inmate trust account is maintained to collect and disperse funds for each inmate. Funds are received from the inmate upon arrival at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail and deposited into the Inmate Trust Fund. As the inmate purchases canteen/commissary items, the costs are deducted from the inmate’s account. Daily room and board fees are automatically deducted. Family and friends may deposit funds into the inmate’s account via mail, kiosk, telephone, or the Internet.

Inmate Locator

Hampton Roads 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 aid@inmateaid.com 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

Hampton Roads Regional Jail - Visitation

Visitation with family and friends is conducted in non-contact visitation booths located on the upper floor of each housing unit. Please keep in mind that visits (and access to the visitation area) are scheduled as visitors arrive (first come, first served). Contact visitation rooms are available in the same area for meetings with attorneys.

Visitation Rules and Regulations - Inmates are allowed one (1) visit per week, for thirty (30) minutes each. All visits depend on staff availability and are subject to change; in which case the revised schedule is posted in the housing areas. A maximum of six (6) people, including children may visit at one time. Before a visit can be received the inmate/detainee must have completed a visitors list which may be changed monthly.

All visitors 16 and over must present valid picture identification with a current address. An adult family member or legal guardian must accompany visitors under 18 years of age. No minors (under the age of 18) may be left unattended in the lobby, visitation area or any other area of the facility. All visitors including those in wheelchairs, wearing wigs or wearing religious headgear, will be searched. All visitors must pass through a metal detector in order to maintain the safety and security of the facility, staff and visitors.

Attorneys are permitted to visit at any time during normal business hours, except during meals, counts, and lockdowns. To minimize delays caused by inmate counts, feeding and programs, the following schedule is suggested: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00

Visitor's Dress Code - In order to provide the best possible visiting experience, a dress code has been established. Clothing must be moderate in appearance and may not be sexually suggestive. Visitors may not wear the following:

  • Sleeveless Shirts, tank tops, halter tops
  • Garments with spaghetti straps, tube tops
  • Fishnet tops, strapless dresses
  • Clothing that is transparent (see-through)
  • Clothing that exposes the midriff, navel or cleavage
  • Spandex pants or other clothing that is not appropriate because of slits, rips or holes

No hats, scarves, caps or any head coverings will be permitted. The only exception is religious head coverings, which will be subject to search. Skirts, dresses and shorts must not exceed six(6) inches above the kneecap. Female visitors must wear a bra. Visitors may be denied access to the visitation area for any dress deemed inappropriate.

Visitor Conduct - Inappropriate language or behavior will not be tolerated and will result in denial of visits. Visitors who appear under the influence or attempt to bring in drugs, alcohol or other unlawful items will be criminally prosecuted. All visitors that are 16 years of age or older must have a picture I.D. A parent or legal guardian must accompany visitors under 18 years of age. Each visitor’s name must be on the inmates vistors list (excluding children under the age of 18). No more than three (3) children shall be allowed to visit at one time. All children under the age of 18 must remain in the immediate vicinity of the parent or legal guardian.

Unauthorized Items

  • Cameras
  • Pagers
  • Mobile Phones
  • Pocket knives
  • Tobacco Products
  • Lighters
  • Matches
  • Sunglasses
  • Infant Bottles
  • Diapers / Diaper Bags
  • Strollers
  • Infant Carriers

*** Note: Lockers are available at a minimal cost inside the lobby

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