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The Abingdon Regional Jail - Washington in Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Abingdon Regional Jail - Washington are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Abingdon Regional Jail - Washington are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Washington County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Virginia Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Abingdon Regional Jail - Washington are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

The other jail facility in Washington County, Virginia is: Washington County Jail - Washington. In addition, Washington County houses the following juvenile facilities: Highlands Juvenile Detention-Washington, Susan Bundy Girls Home - Washington.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Washington County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Abingdon Regional Jail - Washington Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Washington County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.



Abingdon Regional Jail - Washington Inmate Search

Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Virginia Washington 538
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
15205 Joe Derting Drive
Abingdon, VA 24210
FAX
276-739-3534
 

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  1. dana Wed, Jun 22 2011 12:11 PM

    how I contact my husband on jail ? I was out of country us? I need to know his condition :(. ( sorry fo rmy bad english )

  2. Kimberly Fri, Apr 13 2012 9:38 AM

    What is up with Washington County Regional Jail... I live 12 hours away, I have called numerous times to speak with someone, just to get general information on visiting hours, what inmates are allowed to have, where&how to send money for a inmate. And, what correct address to send a letter. I can get more information out of a 3 year old. All, I hear, we can't give out that information. Please explain, why can't you? It's a public/ county building. And, I'm on a speakerphone, that is very unprofessional & very rude. This is what & how our tax money is spent? Looks very bad on Washington County Leaders!!

  3. tim Sat, May 05 2012 9:20 AM

    the washington county location of southwest va regional jails, is the most un-organized location of any jail system in the state. its being run by a buch of rent-a-cops and needs people that know's what they are doing. this jail is a big joke and full of sinfull actions. someone needs to step in and clean this mess up before it really gets bad. the staff is rude and un-friendly and wont let you know anything that goes on and lies to you when you call. you can call and get different answers to your questions each time you call. knowbody knows anything there,they just want the money they are paid and not do anything for it. it seems to be lead by a circus master,because a circus is all it is. changes are needed fast or bad is all that will ever come fromthis location.

  4. gunner Mon, Aug 06 2012 4:08 PM

    Yeah, that's the way the whole system is. The same people are in ther constantly for doing the same crimes over and over and we pay for it. Hey Donald Worley even has a cell phone & hooked up on facebook on July 31,2012, Now how does that work. Some can get by and some can't

  5. Deb Fri, Nov 09 2012 10:39 AM

    what is up with the trustee pod that yellow suits are moved in, get to sit on their butts all day while the kitchen workers have to work their butts off, and still can't get any rest for the non-workers being too loud and blasting the TV in the pod??? why are the trustees not recieving reward days for this crap??? it's not fair to the ones who do make trustee and are trying to be good and do their time so they can get back home to their families that need them. without those guys, the rest would go hungary!!!!!!!

  6. angel4mist Sun, Nov 25 2012 10:56 AM

    Well its like this where is the TV's that you are talking about.The place where my son is there isn't any TV's,and my son has put in to be a trustee he will work he isn't sorry,and at lest these trustee don't have to stay in a little room all the time they do get out more...my son is paying for what he did and he isn't sorry...and they don"t get the best where he is.

  7. NT Sat, Apr 20 2013 10:32 PM

    My boyfriend has been in abingdon regional for just two months and his visting hours have been changed 4 times already.When I called them earlier to see if his hours were the same they said they couldn't give out that info.I would really like to know why?They've gave it out every other time.Stop changing it and no one would have to call every week.

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