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Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail (ICE)

Regional Facility

Last Updated: April 23, 2020
9320 Merrimac Tr, Williamsburg, VA 23185
James City

Virginia Peninsula Jail is for Regional Facility offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail (ICE) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 757-820-3900

Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail (ICE) is a regional jail facility that handles the intake from the James City County Sheriff's arrests but also from several surrounding counties located at 9320 Merrimac Tr Williamsburg, VA. This cooperative prison is funded by all of the counties that hold their detainees and sentenced inmates.

Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail (ICE)
Serving James City County, York County, & the Cities of Williamsburg and Poquoson

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (757) 820-3900 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday thru Friday. When you call, please have the individual’s biographical information ready, including first, last and hyphenated names, any aliases he or she may use, date of birth and country of birth.

Detainees cannot receive incoming calls. If you need to get in touch with a detainee to leave an urgent message, you must call (757) 820-3919 and ask to speak with the shift supervisor on duty and leave the detainee’s full name, alien registration number, your name and telephone number where you can be reached, and the nature of your call. The detainee will be given your message.

Inmate Locator

Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail (ICE) 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

Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail - General Inmate Visitation Schedule

Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail's visiting area is a place for families, friends, and children. Attire should be appropriate for this setting. Visitors may wear casual dress that is reasonable and appropriate. Virginia Regional Peninsula Jail reserves the right to refuse admittance to any visitor that does not meet the jail's standards of dress or are considered to be inappropriately dressed. Any visitor whose dress is considered inappropriately will be referred to the Shift Supervisors who will make the final decision on admittance.

Housing Unit A & D
9:00 - 10:30 am OR 1:30 - 4:30 pm OR 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Security Unit 2, Unit B-3 and Medical
9:00 - 10:30 am OR 1:30 - 4:30 pm OR 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Housing Unit C
9:00 - 10:30 am OR 1:30 - 4:30 pm OR 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Housing Unit F
9:00 - 10:30 am OR 1:30 - 4:30 pm OR 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Housing Unit E and B1
(Therapeutic Community)
9:00 - 10:30 am OR 1:30 - 4:30 pm OR 7:30 - 9:00 pm

General Information

Any visitor who brings or attempts to bring drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, weapons or other prohibited items into the facility will be prosecuted.

If a fire alarm sounds during visitation, you will be directed to evacuate the facility immediately. It is of the utmost importance that you follow the Officer's instructions.

Notify staff of an unusual situation or situations of concern, such as a disagreement in visitation with an inmate, or delivering bad news to an inmate during visitation.

  • Visitors are asked to notify staff of situations in which they may have concern with safety or security (a water spill or restroom facilities that are not working properly).
  • Visitors are not to attempt to communicate with inmates when entering or exiting the facility.
  • Please use the trash receptacles accordingly, and DO NOT LITTER.
  • Visitors must park in the “visitor parking” section of the parking lot ONLY.
  • All visitors will sit at their assigned visitor booth (given by the Lobby Staff) and remain at the booth for the entirety of their visit.
  • All rules included on this web site are general. Further instructions by staff must be followed at all times.
  • Any visitor who violates Jail rules and regulations may have their visitation immediately terminated. This action may restrict you from future visitation privileges.
  • No visitor shall flash or make obscene gestures while in the facility.
  • All visitors will refrain from using profanity.
  • All children will remain under constant supervision and control while visiting.No minor will be left unattended at any time in the facility or in a vehicle.
  • No child will be allowed to jump, climb, run freely, or play in the visitation lobby areas.

Visitation Requirements

  • All visitors and their personal effects are subject to search as outlined in the Code of Virginia.
  • All items will be removed from pockets. All individuals will pass through the walk-through metal detector. An officer will scan you with a hand-held metal detector.
  • Each visitor must have a valid picture ID.
  • Visitors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Inmates may only receive a total of three (3) visits per day. The maximum time for each visit is thirty (30) minutes.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the beginning of each visit to allow time to register.
  • There will be no more than three visitors (two adults and one minor) at one time.
  • Visits are thirty minutes only.
  • There is NO eating or drinking allowed in the visiting area by inmates or visitors. There is NO sitting on the visitation tables.
  • Intoxicated visitors or visitors who appear to be under the influence will denied access into the facility and may be subject to arrest.
  • A visitor must be on the inmate’s visiting list to visit and is only permitted to visit the inmate they signed up to visit.

Dress Code

  • You are required to wear shirt and shoes at all times.
  • All visitors (male and female) are required to wear undergarments.
  • No pants hanging or fitting below the waistline.
  • No mini-skirts or short shorts.
  • No see- through or tight-fitting clothing.
  • No clothing that exposes breasts or genitalia.
  • No halter, tube or tank tops.
  • No midriff-baring shirts/blouses.
  • No coats, sweaters or other attire permitted to be worn to cover inappropriate dress.
  • Any other clothing deemed inappropriate by Security Staff will not be permitted

Allowable Items

  • One diaper and one bottle for infants. If stroller is necessary, it will be searched.
  • Clothing for court, if prior approval has been received, will be accepted at the lobby desk.
  • Money orders or cashier’s checks only for deposit to an inmate’s account.
  • Vehicle keys and identification.

Non-Allowable Items

Visitors must limit items brought into the jail. The following items are not permitted in any part of the jail and should be left in your vehicle.

  • No cigarettes or tobacco products of any kind, no lighter and/or matches.
  • No items considered to be a weapon such as knives and kubatons.
  • No photo or video cameras and/or recording devices.
  • No cell phones or pagers.
  • No food or drinks.
  • You cannot bring letters, pictures, magazines, or books to an inmate.
  • Do not bring pocketbooks or handbags, toys, coloring books, etc.

*This list is not all-inclusive; other items may be deemed inappropriate by jail staff.

Weekender Report In Rules of Conduct

Report In Time - Regional Jail staff do not have the authority to alter the report in dates or times specified by the sentencing judge. If you arrive late, you will be accepted into the facility but the court will be notified of your failure to abide by the scheduled report in time. The court will also be notified if you fail to report at all.

Weekender (Non-Consecutive Sentence) Jail - Individuals serving weekend or non-consecutive sentences must pay a mandatory $8.00 fee for each day served in the Regional Jail. Please contact the Regional Jail’s Records Department at (757) 820-3917 to determine the amount you need to pay and to make payment arrangements. The Non-Consecutive Jail Fee may be paid in full or in partial payments but must be consistent with the agreement reached between you and the jail. If payment is not received as agreed, your sentence will be converted to straight time and/or you will be served with a show cause for contempt of court. Only money orders or cashier’s checks made payable to (your name) will be accepted.

Picture ID - You must present a picture ID to be processed into the facility. If your ID was taken by the Court, ask the court to provide you with a copy of your ID to present to the jail when you report.

Use of Alcohol or Illegal Drugs - Do not consume any alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs prior to your arrival. In addition to notifying the court, you will be subject to disciplinary action by the Regional Jail.

Dress Code (Weekenders / Non-Consecutive Sentences Only) - These directions only apply to individuals allowed to serve their sentence in installments.

  • All weekenders will be dressed in jail-issued clothing. You will be allowed to wear one pair of white crew socks, one white crew neck t-shirt with no pockets, and white briefs to be worn under the jail-issued property.
  • You may bring a change of undergarments, t-shirt, and socks. (These clothing items must be all white and plain. No bras with underwire, lace, bikini cut panties or thongs will be authorized.)
  • No valuables are to be brought to the Regional Jail. This includes cash, cell phones, checks, jewelry, or any other expensive personal property. No tongue rings or any other form of body-piercing jewelry are allowed.
  • You are not allowed to bring books, any other reading materials, tobacco-related products or excessive property.
  • You may bring non-expired prescription drugs. The medication must be in its original container.

Sanctions - Failure to abide by these rules may result in disciplinary action taken by the Regional Jail. Sanctions may include administrative lockdown, forfeiture of good time credits or your sentence may be converted to straight time. Forfeiture of good time will result in additional non-consecutive jail fees assessed for each day of additional confinement. The sentencing judge will be notified of the disciplinary action taken and you may be subject to other sanctions.

Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail (ICE) - Friends and Family Visits

Detainee visitation days are:

  • Saturday: B1 Housing
  • Sunday: A and D Housing
  • Monday: All Detainee Housing units
  • Detainees in any restricted housing status will have visitation granted on their regular unit visitation day

Visiting Hours: 0900 - 1100; 1300 – 1600; 1930 – 2200.

  • To ensure adequate time to process visitors through security, all visitors must arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time.
  • Visits shall not exceed 30 minutes. Extended visits can be authorized upon a detainees requests, for family visiting from out of town/country. A request form must be submitted in advance for approval.

Adult visitors must present a valid, verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.

Minors who are visiting the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older). Minors must not be left unaccompanied in the waiting room, visiting room or any other area.

Search Procedures (prior to or during all visitations)

All individuals requesting admittance to the facility or the visitation area are subject to a pat-down search of their person, an inspection of their belongings, and a metal scan search. Individuals refusing to cooperate with a reasonable search will not be admitted. No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted. No electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are permitted in the secure areas of this facility.

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