Amherst County Jail INMATE & FAMILY SERVICES
Amherst County Jail
115 Taylor Street
PO Box 410
Amherst, VA 24521
The Inmate Search Page for the Amherst County Jail:
• Inmate’s Booking Information
• Inmate’s Mugshot
• Criminal Charges
• Bail / Bond Amounts
• Recent Arrests
Mail Dos & Do Nots:
• Mail Policies
• What Not to Mail
• What is Allowed?
• Can You Mail Photos?
• Electronic Messaging
Calling Friends & Family from Amherst County Jail
• How Do Inmates Call?
• What Phone Service Do They Use?
• What is the Cost?
• Prepaid Cards or Collect Calls?
• Emailing Text & Photos
Money & Commissary at the Amherst County Jail
• Adding Money Online / At the Facility / By Mail
• Minimums & Maximums
• What Service is Used?
• Commissary & Care Packs
Everything About Amherst County Jail Visitation
• Who Can Visit
• Visitation Schedule
• Visitation Rules
• Visitation Dress Code
• Remote Video Visits
Bail Bonding from the Amherst County Jail
• How to Bail Bond
• Where to Bail Bond
• Bail Bond Agents
• Self-Release Bonding
• Bail Bond Cost
About the Amherst County Jail
The Amherst County Jail, located in the city of Amherst, in Amherst County, Virginia is a medium to maximum-security facility.
Every year this facility has 3000 Bookings, with a daily average of 150 Inmates and a staff of 37.
Inmates range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder. Therefore, the security level must be high.
Correctional officers in Amherst County Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves, visitors and inmates from violence.
All of the men and women being held in the Amherst County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Amherst County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less.
The Amherst County Jail also houses inmates arrested by this county’s municipal police departments.
A full list of the cities and towns can be found below.
Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to:
• Receive phone calls from the inmates,
• Provide them with commissary money
• Receive and send them mail
• Schedule a time to visit.
Convicted and Sentenced Inmates
Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the jail.
Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.
Amherst County Jail
This facility, known as "Amherst County Jail" is also known as Amherst County Corrections Division, Amherst County Jail , Amherst County Jail , Virginia, Amherst.