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West Virginia Regional Jails
Facility Description
Central Regional Jail
300 Days Drive
Sutton, WV 26601
Phone: (304) 765-7904
The Central Regional Jail is located in Flatwoods just off of Interstate 79 in Braxton County, West Virginia. The facility, designed for a capacity of two hundred inmates, formally opened on February 22, 1993. It was the first of the prototypes that is the design of all of the regional jails. This state-of-the-art podular design allows for maximum security with minimum staffing through the use of the latest correctional technologies. The Central Region is composed of nine counties: Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Lewis, Nicholas, Roane, Upshur and Webster. The Central Regional Jail is primarily overseen by an Administrator, a Chief Correctional Officer, and a 1st Sergeant.

The facility has a gymnasium which not only serves as an indoor recreation area, but can also serve as an emergency holding area. Separate interior spaces are provided for attorney/client visits, contact and non-contact visits, an up-to-date law library, a reading library, classrooms, and a chapel. The jail is equipped with extensive electronic security controls with provisions for central control of all areas in the event of an emergency. As with all of the regional jails, Central Regional Jail has closed-circuit hearings through the “Courtroom of the Future.”
Eastern Regional Jail
94 Grapevine Road
Martinsbug, WV 25405
Phone: (304) 267-0045
The Eastern Regional Jail -- located in Martinsburg, West Virginia -- is one of ten regional jails operating in West Virginia. This facility is a newly built complex which opened in September, 1999. This podular designed, ultra modern facility consists of three pods which house approximately three hundred inmates with an upgradeable maximum capacity of five hundred. The facility serves three counties -- Berkeley County, Jefferson County, and Morgan County -- and the jail also houses Federal inmates.

In addition, the facility contains a separate computerized booking area, a gymnasium, a 24-hour medical staff, a full-time teacher, a counseling staff, and much more. The facility is staffed with eighty uniformed correctional officers and approximately thirty non-uniformed staff members. Our uniformed staff is one of a military-style rank structure and is primarily overseen by an Administrator, a Chief Correctional Officer, and a 1st Sergeant.
Northern Regional Jail
RD 2 Box 1
Moundsville, WV 26041
Phone: (304) 843-4067
The Northern Regional Jail is located in Moundsville, West Virginia, and is one of ten regional jails that will ultimately be built in the State of West Virginia. This facility, which opened in October 1994, is one of the only facilities in the country that houses both a regional jail and a prison. Two of the four pods at Northern Regional Jail house pre-trial and misdemeanant jail inmates; and two pods, operated by the Division of Corrections, house convicted felons. Each pod houses approximately a hundred inmates. The jail serves five counties which include Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, and Wetzel.

The Northern Regional Jail has a medical unit which is operated 24 hours a day, a gymnasium, dining facility, a classroom with a full-time teacher, a newly computerized booking area, counseling staff, a law library, and much more. The facility is staffed with fifty uniformed correctional officers and approximately seventeen non-uniformed support personnel. The regional jail operations within the facility function on a military rank structure and are directed by an Administrator, a Chief Correctional Officer, and a 1st Sergeant.
Potomac Highlands Regional Jail
#13 Dolin Drive
Augusta, WV 26704
Phone: (304) 496-7854
The Potomac Highlands Regional Jail -- located in Augusta, West Virginia -- is a showcase example of the nationally recognized West Virginia regional jail system. This 100,000 square feet, two-pod facility houses two hundred inmates and features a gymnasium, reading library, law library, chapel, commissary and two staff training rooms. The service area of the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail encompasses inmates from Hampshire, Grant, Hardy, Mineral and Pendleton Counties.

An Administrator, with the assistance of a Chief Correctional Officer and 1st Sergeant, leads a staff of 65 uniformed correctional officers and approximately 33 non-uniformed support staff members. In addition to highly trained correctional officers, the dedicated staff members provide a 24-hour Medical Unit, Education Department, Counseling Department, and Food Services. All areas of the facility are computerized and the state-of-the-art virtual “Courtroom of the Future” video teleconferencing is being fully utilized.
South Central Regional Jail
1001 Centre Way
Charleston, WV 25309-1001
Phone: (304) 558-1336
The South Central Regional Jail is located in the Capitol City of Charleston, West Virginia, and is one of ten regional jails that will be operating in our state. This facility was opened in 1993 and its podular design consists of three upgraded pods which house approximately 350 inmates with a maximum capacity of 372. The South Central Region is comprised of Kanawha and Jackson Counties; however, until the Western Regional Jail is completed, inmates from Lincoln and Putnam Counties are also housed at the South Central Regional Jail. Of course, the jail also houses city, state, and federal inmates.

The facility contains a modern computerized Booking Department; the state’s only Forensic Evaluation Unit; a closed-circuit video communication system known as the “Courtroom of the Future” which allows various hearings to be held without offenders ever leaving the facility; a gymnasium; a medical unit manned around the clock; a full-time teacher; a counseling staff; a professional training staff and training facility; and much more. The facility is staffed by 82 uniformed correctional officers and approximately thirty non-uniformed staff members. The uniformed staff is well disciplined and maintains a military-style rank structure headed by an Administrator, a Chief Correctional Officer, and a 1st Sergeant.
Southern Regional Jail
1200 Airport Road
Beaver, WV 25813
Phone: (304) 256-6726
The Southern Regional Jail, located in Beaver, WV, is one of ten Regional Jails that will be operating in our state. This modern facility, which was built in 1994, is a state-of-the-art facility consisting of three pods housing approximately 350 inmates. The facility serves eight counties including Fayette, Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Raleigh, Summers, and Wyoming. This facility also serves as a temporary holding facility for Federal inmates.

Additionally, the facility contains a separate booking area where inmates are processed utilizing the latest computer and imaging technology. The facility also has a full gymnasium, a 24-hour Medical unit, full-time educational personnel, counseling staff, and much more. The facility is staffed with approximately eighty uniformed correctional officers and approximately thirty non-uniformed support staff members. The facility is primarily overseen by an Administrator; a Chief Correctional Officer; and a 1st Sergeant.
Southwestern Regional Jail
13 Gaston Caperton Drive
Holden, WV 25625
Phone: (304) 239-3032
The Southwestern Regional Jail sits high atop one of the picturesque mountains of Southern West Virginia. Located in Holden, West Virginia, this facility is the sixth of ten regional jails to be built in the State. The facility, which started receiving inmates on April 8, 1998, has a podular design, consisting of three pods housing approximately one hundred inmates each with an upgradeable maximum capacity of five hundred, for both male and female inmates. This regional jail serves a three county area consisting of Boone, Logan, and Mingo counties.

In addition, the facility contains a separate computerized booking area, state-of-the-art, closed-circuit “Courtroom of the Future,” a 24-hour medical unit, a full-time teacher, a counseling staff, and much more. This facility is staffed with 81 uniformed correctional officers and approximately 25 non-uniformed personnel. Our uniformed staff is one of a military-style rank structure and it is primarily overseen by an Administrator, a Chief Correctional Officer, and a 1st Sergeant.
Tygart Valley Regional Jail
400 Abbey Road
Belington , WV 26250
Phone: (304) 637-0382
The Tygart Valley Regional Jail is located seven miles west of Elkins , West Virginia , and formally opened in June 2005. The facility is designed for a capacity of three hundred inmates, and is comprised of the counties of Barbour, Preston, Pocahontas, Randolph , Taylor , Tucker and Upshur.

The facility houses both male and female inmates in segregated sections. Each housing unit, “pod”, of the jail is divided into eight sections of eight and sixteen beds to accommodate variable housing assignment related to the inmate population's pre-trial or sentenced status, security classification or gender. Each section has a day room, and each pod includes two secure outdoor recreation areas with a security wire-mesh cover.

Pursuant to WV Code §17-15-4, inmates who are sentenced to the facility serve the community in a variety of work programs inside as well as outside of the jails. Substance abuse counseling and Adult Basic Education programs are available to the inmates. Chaplains make full use of the jail chapel on a voluntary basis on Sunday as well as several week nights. A clinical psychologist is contracted to serve the facility population as are medical doctors and food service workers. Counselors are on staff for entry and follow-up counseling.

The Tygart Valley Regional Jail takes full advantage of teleconferencing for court hearings. This project has proven itself to reduce transportation dramatically, thus saving both monetary and potential public safety costs.

The facility has a gymnasium which not only serves as an indoor recreation are but also serves as a staging area or emergency holding area. Separate interior spaces are provided for attorney/client vists, contact and non-contact visits, an up-to-date law library, a reading library, classrooms and barber shop.
Western Regional Jail
One O'Hanlon Place
Barboursville, WV 25504
Phone: (304) 733-6821
The Western Regional Jail is located in Barboursville just off of Interstate 64 in Cabell County, West Virginia. The facility, designed for a capacity of four hundred inmates, formally opened on December 13, 2003. The Western Regional Jail is composed of five counties; Cabell, Putnam, Mason, Lincoln and Wayne. The Western Regional Jail is primarily overseen by an Administrator, a Chief Correctional Officer, and 1st Sergeant.

Pursuant to West Virginia Code § 17-15-4, inmates who are sentenced to the facility serve the community in a variety of work programs inside, as well as outside of the jail. GED and Adult Basic Education programs are available to inmates. Chaplains make full use of the jail chapel not only on Sundays, but also on several week nights on a voluntary basis.

The facility provides for attorney/client visits, contact and non-contact visits, and up-to-date law library, reading library, classrooms and a chapel. The jail is equipped with extensive electronic security controls with provisions for central control of all areas in the event of an emergency. The jail also provides closed-circuit hearings from each county which saves time and money in transporting the inmates to and from court.

The jail employs approximately one hundred two uniformed officers, nineteen administrative and support staff. An additional twenty-two employees work at the jail through contractual arrangements to provide inmate medical care and food service. A clinical psychologist, medical doctors, and nurses are contracted to serve the jail population. Also, counselors are on staff for entry and follow-up counseling.
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