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Meherrin River Regional Jail
9000 Boydton Plank Road
Alberta, VA 23821

Meherrin River Regional Jail Satellite Facility
Meherrin River Regional Jail
600 Herbert Drive
Boydton, VA 23917

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Meherrin River Regional Jail, call the jail at 434-949-6700 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Meherrin River Regional Jail.

Meherrin River Regional Jail serves the counties of Dunwiddie, Brunswick & Mecklenburg.

For information on any of the inmate services such as inmate visitation, receiving phone calls, sending an inmate a letter, a text, an email, money, commissary or anything else, click on any of the green 'inmate services' buttons above.

If you are still having trouble finding an inmate, you can usually find them in the database of any of the inmate service companies linked above.


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About the Meherrin River Regional Jail

The Meherrin River Regional Jail, located in the city of Alberta, in Brunswick County, Virginia is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 13940 Bookings, with a daily average of 697 Inmates and a staff of 174.
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 Meherrin River Regional 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 Meherrin River Regional Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Brunswick County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Meherrin River Regional 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
When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Virginia State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

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.

How to Arrange Video Visitation with Meherrin River Regional Jail Inmates

Follow these instructions to schedule and then visit an inmate using GTL.

  • Register yourself and all visitors.
  • Select Meherrin River Regional Jail
  • Select your inmate.
  • Schedule your preferred time for the visit.

For all the information you need to know regarding scheduling, cost, rules, tips and guidelines of inmate visits at the Meherrin River Regional Jail, check out our Visit Inmate Page.


 

How Do You Communicate with an Inmate in the Meherrin River Regional Jail by Phone

Follow these instructions on how to open an account with GTL Connect Network (aka Viapath Technologies)

  • Advance Pay - This phone account allows you to prepay so that your inmate can call you (and only you) whenever he/she wants and the cost of each call is deducted from your balance. You can even be notified by text when your balance gets low. You still have the option of accepting or rejecting each call.
  • Pin Debit  -  This option allows you to fund an inmate's commissary account and lets him pay for phone calls to you and others with the money. You will have no control over who your inmate calls.
  • Voicemail  -  You can leave a secure voicemail without having to contact the facility. When you call the local phone number for a facility offering Inmate Voicemail (call Customer Service at 877-650-4249 to get the local voicemail number for Meherrin River Regional Jail, you will be informed of the cost for leaving a message. To leave your message, simply select the inmate by ID number. Then, record your voicemail.

For full instructions on the Meherrin River Regional Jail Inmate Phone Syste, what the costs are, how it works, and tips and guidelines on rules, regulations and saving money on calls, check out our Send Money Page.


 

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com

Meherrin River Regional Jail uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.

If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Meherrin River Regional Jail using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Meherrin River Regional Jail may require identity verification so bring your driver’s license or some other form of ID.
  • By phone by calling 866-516-0115 - They have bi-lingual operators are standing by 24 hours 7 days a week to assist you with your deposit. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By using their app, either Android or iphone. - All credit cards mentioned above are accepted.

For all the information you need to know, including tips, guidelines and warnings about depositing money in a Meherrin River Regional Jail inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How Inmates Can Use a Tablet to Access Services at Meherrin River Regional Jail

To find out how to get access to a tablet for inmate read the following:

1.  First, Register or Sign In to GettingOut/GTL

2.  Purchase the services you want for your Meherrin River Regional Jail inmate.
3. All inmates have free access to the tablets to read their letters from family & friends, but there are many other services available to keep your inmate busy while incarcerated... such as Games, Books, Music and Movies. These other services come with fees that you can pay for when you pay for phone service.

To learn more about Tablet Rentals for inmates, including the cost, all the services available and everything else you need to know, check out our Tablet Rental Page.


 

How to Communicate with an Meherrin River Regional Jail Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Brunswick County follow these steps:

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:
Inmate's First and Last Name
(All personal inmate correspondence EXCEPT legal mail & subscriptions such as newspapers and magazines)
Meherrin River Regional Jail - Alberta / Inmate's Name & Inmate's Booking Number
PO Box 2966 PMB 35803
San Antonio, TX 78299-2966

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Meherrin River Regional Jail must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
  • Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.
  • The Meherrin River Regional Jail has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations. 
  • All the information you need to understand mail and email policies can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

Emailing Messages & Photos

Facility_name_1} contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles iInmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.
 
If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Meherrin River Regional Jail,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

  • Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
  • After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.
  • You can also send your Brunswick County inmate photos and videos.

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

Go here to this FAQ to get answers to how the transition to ViaPath from GTL and gettingout will affect your account.

All the information you need to understand mail and email policies for Brunswick County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How Do You Visit an Inmate in Meherrin River Regional Jail?

To visit an inmate in Brunswick County, whether by video or in person 'at the jail', follow these steps:

Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Brunswick County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of GettingOut

There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate in Meherrin River Regional Jail:
1.  Using the GettingOut Kiosk at the jail.
2. Using your computer from home.
3. Using your phone on the GettingOut apps.

To remotely visit an inmate in Brunswick County follow these steps:
1.  Start by confirming that Meherrin River Regional Jail's Video Visitation is working correctly by looking up Brunswick County here.

2.  The next step is to create an account here for GettingOut.
3. Then add funds to your account.
4. Last, select Meherrin River Regional Jail, and then the inmate you wish to communicate with.

Other Brunswick County Services provided by GettingOut:
 - Phone Calls & Voicemail 
 - Email, Photo & Video Sharing
-  Inmate Tablet Rental
-  Deposits

Customer Service
If you have any questions about the Meherrin River Regional Jail Visitation Services you can call them at 866-516-0115.
Frequently Asked Questions

* All the information you need to have complete knowledge about inmate visitation; policies, rules, fees, schedules, tips, dress codes, and children, lawyers and clergy visitation in Brunswick County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Meherrin River Regional Jail Phone: 434-949-6700


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Brunswick County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Meherrin River Regional Jail follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Virginia, then choose Meherrin River Regional Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Meherrin River Regional Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Brunswick County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Meherrin River Regional Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Brunswick County.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Brunswick County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Meherrin River Regional Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Brunswick County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Virginia, then choose Meherrin River Regional Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Meherrin River Regional Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Brunswick County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Meherrin River Regional Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Brunswick County.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Brunswick County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Meherrin River Regional Jail follow these steps:

  • Select Virginia, then select Meherrin River Regional Jail, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Brunswick County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Brunswick County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Meherrin River Regional Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Brunswick County.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Meherrin River Regional Jail

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Meherrin River Regional Jail supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Brunswick County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Meherrin River Regional Jail, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Meherrin River Regional Jail adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Meherrin River Regional Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Virginia Brunswick 697


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

9000 Boydton Plank Road
Alberta, VA 23821


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

MRRJ - Boydton FAX: 434-738-9403

MRRJ - Alberta FAX: 434-949-0180

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
(All personal inmate correspondence EXCEPT legal mail & subscriptions such as newspapers and magazines)
Meherrin River Regional Jail - Alberta / Inmate's Name & Inmate's Booking Number
PO Box 2966 PMB 35803
San Antonio, TX 78299-2966


EMAIL

[email protected]


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Meherrin River Regional Jail in Virginia?
There are 697 inmates in the Meherrin River Regional Jail in Virginia. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Meherrin River Regional Jail will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Meherrin River Regional Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Meherrin River Regional Jail in Virginia every year?
In 2021, a total of 13940 offenders were booked into the Meherrin River Regional Jail in Virginia. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Meherrin River Regional Jail.

How many people work at the Meherrin River Regional Jail in Virginia?
The Meherrin River Regional Jail maintains a staff of approximately 174. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Virginia law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Meherrin River Regional Jail in Virginia have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Meherrin River Regional Jail in Virginia has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Meherrin River Regional Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Meherrin River Regional Jail INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 434-949-6700 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Virginia prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Meherrin River Regional Jail in Virginia?
The Meherrin River Regional Jail address and phone number is: 9000 Boydton Plank Road
Alberta, VA 23821. Their phone number is 434-949-6700. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Meherrin River Regional Jail.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Meherrin River Regional Jail, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Meherrin River Regional Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Meherrin River Regional Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Meherrin River Regional Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Meherrin River Regional Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Meherrin River Regional Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Meherrin River Regional Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Meherrin River Regional Jail.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Meherrin River Regional Jail?
Call 434-949-6700 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Meherrin River Regional Jail. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Meherrin River Regional Jail.

This facility, known as "Meherrin River Regional Jail" is also known as MRRJ, Brunswick County Arrests and Inmates, Dinwiddie County Arrests and Inmates, Mecklenburg County Arrests and Inmates.