Norfolk CIty Jail

City Jail

Last Updated: April 17, 2024
811 E City Hall Ave, Norfolk, VA 23510
Norfolk City

Norfolk CIty Jail is for City Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for City Jail - medium facility.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of Norfolk CIty Jail

You can support your loved ones at Norfolk CIty Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 757-664-7589.

The Norfolk CIty Jail serves as a low/medium-security city detention center located at 811 E City Hall Ave in Norfolk, VA. Operated locally by the police and sheriff's departments, it houses inmates and detainees awaiting trial or sentencing. Most sentenced inmates have terms of less than two years. The facility also accepts inmates from surrounding towns and occasionally from the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees are regularly admitted to the jail, with some being released on bail or placed under pretrial services caseloads. Others may be supervised by probation agencies or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who remain in custody await their court appearances at the facility, receiving accommodations such as bedding and meals.

For access to arrest records in Virginia, you can view them here.

Norfolk Deputies in Corrections play a vital role in maintaining safety and security within the City Jail, ensuring the well-being of both staff and inmates.

The records office diligently manages inmate movements, overseeing check-ins and authorizing releases. Any transportation of inmates is closely coordinated with records personnel to ensure accurate tracking of inmate whereabouts. Additionally, inmate counts are conducted three times daily to maintain accurate records of the jail population.

Upon arrival at the jail, inmates undergo thorough medical testing to detect and prevent the spread of illnesses before they are assigned to a specific cell block. Classification counselors play a crucial role in this process, determining housing assignments based on factors such as criminal charges, prior history, and behavior.

A key component of security within the jail is the Security Threat Unit (STU), which serves as the primary hub for monitoring security risks and gang-related activities. STU gathers information from various sources, including Norfolk Sheriff’s Office staff and external law enforcement agencies, to identify and track potential security threats. Moreover, STU conducts investigations into criminal offenses occurring within the jail, such as drug-related incidents, weapons possession, and serious assaults. Additionally, STU includes specialized Narcotics Detection Dog Teams to enhance security measures within the facility.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Virginia. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Norfolk CIty Jail.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

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.

Visitation Information

On-site video visits are on Tuesday and Thursday from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

The Inmate Video Visitation System, utilized by the facility, streamlines the inmate/civilian visitation process and addresses common challenges associated with traditional visitations. This advanced communications technology has significantly reduced wait times while improving privacy and security measures.

Video visits are accessible through various platforms, including facility lobbies, personal computers, and the Visit Now mobile app. This state-of-the-art system enables inmates, friends, family, and loved ones to engage in more personal, extended, and frequent visits. With three available options for video visits, individuals can opt for onsite visits or connect remotely using their personal computer or mobile device.

Ask The Inmate

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