Meherrin River Regional Jail (MRRJ)

Regional Facility

Last Updated: May 09, 2022
9000 Boydton Plank Rd, Alberta, VA 23821
Mailing Address
PO Box 189, Alberta, VA 23821

Meherrin River Jail is for Regional Facility offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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Meherrin River Regional Jail (MRRJ) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 434-949-6700

Meherrin River Regional Jail (MRRJ) is a regional jail facility that handles the intake from the Brunswick County Sheriff's arrests but also from several surrounding counties located at 9000 Boydton Plank Rd Alberta, VA. This cooperative prison is funded by all of the counties that hold their detainees and sentenced inmates.

The MRRJ is a state-of-the-art adult detention facility that serves three member jurisdictions: Brunswick County, Dinwiddie County, and Mecklenburg County. The 697-bed Meherrin River Regional Jail is located along U.S. Route 1 near Alberta. It houses both male and female offenders from Dinwiddie, Brunswick and Mecklenburg Counties. A Satellite Facility is located just off of Highway 58 in Boydton, VA and is an 80-bed facility for pre-trial and work release offenders. The Satellite Facility also houses male and female offenders.

Offender Programs

Ministry: Life Transformers is a volunteer organization that provides a variety of services and activities to the offenders at Meherrin River Regional Jail. Life Transformers' mission is to help reduce the recidivism rates of our offender population through one-on-one counseling, and by providing literature to help alleviate anxiety in the offender's lives that can be caused by incarceration. They help ensure that all faith groups are treated equal with regard to diets, reading material, and worship beliefs. All of these services are granted as long as they fall within the accepted scope of security for the jail.The Meherrin River Regional Jail offers several programs for the offenders at MRRJ. The Programs Department continuously seeks new programs and services to provide for the offenders, as well as focusing on improving our existing programs. Thanks to volunteers and donations from Brunswick, Mecklenburg, and Dinwiddie counties, we are able to provide our offenders access to programs like: bible study, law library, general library, special education programs, anger management, domestic violence, substance abuse classes, and a GED program.

MRRJ Just Like Home is a program to send a food gift to an offender. The goal of this program is to improve moral and remind them that they are remembered by people 'back home'. Orders are securely received and prepared by our Kitchen Staff.

The Jail is administered and operated by an independent governmental body called the Meherrin River Regional Jail Authority, which is authorized according to the Code of Virginia. The Jail Authority is a separate entity but works closely with each of the member Sheriff's Offices.

The Meherrin River Regional Jail Authority is made up of nine members who are appointed by the three-member jurisdictions of Brunswick, Dinwiddie, and Mecklenburg Counties. The Jail Authority meets regularly to direct the business activities, operations, and growth of the jail.

Inmate Locator

Meherrin River Regional Jail (MRRJ) 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

Meherrin River Regional Jail - Visitation

It is the policy of the Meherrin River Regional Jail to facilitate offender visitation with family, counsel, and clergy. All visitors must register an account and schedule visit using the following link - Visitation Login

  • Visits are scheduled Monday - Friday between 9:00am - 11:15am, 1:55pm - 3:00pm, and 7:30pm - 9:45pm.
  • Visits for offenders in Protective Custody and Administrative Custody are scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:00am - 8:40am and 4:00pm - 6:15pm.
  • Visits are not scheduled on legal holidays observed by the jail. Visits last for 30 minutes.

Please see below for visitation rules. All rules may not be specifically stated on this website. The Visitation Officer will enforce all rules and policies to ensure the safety and security of the Jail.


  • All visitors must arrive at the jail (or be ready by internet) thirty minutes prior to the scheduled visitation time.
  • All visitors must have a picture ID.
  • Visitor and offender behavior will be monitored at all times. Any visitor displaying crude or disruptive behavior will have their visit suspended. If this is an onsite visit, you will be asked to leave the premises. If it is an internet visit, the visit will be terminated immediately. At the Visitation Officer's discretion, visitors may be permanently banned for excessive displays of such behavior.
  • Appropriate clothing is required for all visitors. Examples of inappropriate clothing include, but are not limited to: short, tight, revealing and/or transparent clothing and/or pajamas as outerwear. Proper undergarments are required. Clothing should have sleeves and not otherwise expose undergarments.
  • Offenders in Disciplinary Custody will not receive visits.
  • No cell phone use during any visits; however, we do allow internet visitation using the GTL VisMobile app on Android devices (links below). Cell phones are not allowed on premise at either facility. Taking pictures of any visit is strictly prohibited and can result in loss of visitation privileges.
  • No current or former employees of Meherrin River Regional Jail are allowed to visit offenders.


  • A maximum of three visitors are allowed, one of which must be an adult. For any minor to visit, the parent or guardian must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. All visitors entering with a minor are responsible for the minor's behavior. No minor can be left unattended in the lobby while the adult goes to the visitation room for a visit.
  • Upon arrival, all visitors must check in with the Lobby Officer and present a picture ID.
  • Extended visits must be pre-approved and the visitor must live seventy-five (75) or more miles from the jail. A picture ID with an address that matches the approved request must be presented.
  • No personal items can be taken into the Visitation Center. Lockers are provided for visitors to use upon request.
  • All visitors must be cleared through the metal detector.
  • If a visitor is late arriving, they will not be allowed to have the remainder of their visit.
  • No shows are treated like a visit.
  • Once a visit starts, visitors will not be allowed to leave the Visitation Center and re-enter.
  • Only two (2) on-site visits are allowed per week and one (1) visit per scheduled visitation day, Monday through Friday.


  • Inmates are allowed one (1) internet visit per day up to five (5) internet visits per week.


All paid visits, both additional on-site and internet, will be refunded as follows:

  • Visit canceled at least two days prior to visit: Full refund
  • Visit canceled one day prior to visit: half refund
  • Visit canceled on the same day: no refund

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