Newport News City Jail COVID-19 Coronavirus Visitation Policy

Newport News City Jail

Address:
224 26th Street
Newport News, VA 23607

Phone:

757-926-8535

New Visitation Policies in Newport News City Jail Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus

Because of concerns for the safety and wellness of both staff and inmates at the Newport News City Jail in Newport News, Virginia, contact visits of any type may be suspended.

Approved Non-contact visits with family, friends and the inmate’s lawyers may still be allowed when at-home or onsite video visitation is not available, however given that new guidelines are changing daily please check the visitation page or call 757-926-8535 for updates.

Video Visitation at Newport News City Jail

At-home and onsite video visitation guidelines for Newport News City Jail, when this service is available, can be found by going to the visitation information page.

We highly recommend that you call 757-926-8535 first for any changes due to staff shortages or other unforeseen circumstances, including whether your inmate has become ill and is unable to be in the general population where video kiosks are available.

How Long Will These Changes Last?

Experts in the study of the COVID-19 are anticipating that spread of the virus will be a ongoing concern for Newport News city, the state of Virginia and the entire United States until well into 2022 and maybe even beyond. We are witnessing the virus becoming more contagious, but less deadly over time. Many people think that the 'more contagious, but less deadly' Omicron variant will infect so many people that a higher level of natural immunity for the majority of Americans will be the end result.

Will the Inmates in Newport News City Jail Be Safe from Getting Sick With COVID-19 Coronavirus?

Whether the inmates are safe from contracting the coronavirus depends entirely on two things:

  1. The Virus being introduced into the facility by a staff member or inmate who is unaware that they have it.
  2. How easily it spreads.

At this stage most people who get the coronavirus show very few symptoms beyond what you might experience with a bad cold or a mild case of the common flu. In fact, the Omicron variant is turning out to be less deadly than the common flu we experience every year.

Studies that have been done are showing that the hardest hit are those 60 years of age and older, those with pre-existing medical issues like diabetes, leukemia or obese individuals. Young men and women rarely become very ill, and when they do, seem to recover quickly.

Newport News City Jail is encouraging inmates to practice ‘social distancing’, which means staying as far apart as possible. In addition, our staff is advising inmates to avoid shaking hands, washing their hands often, not touching their face, nose, mouth or eyes, and refraining from touching ‘common areas’ throughout the facility.

Given the close proximity of inmates and staff to each other in this lockup, it is going to be very difficult to prevent the spread of coronavirus once it is introduced into the facility as the virus can spread via the microscopic vapor that we release every time we speak, cough or sneeze.

We will continuously update this page as the spread of this virus accelerates and changes to policies occur.

How to Send a Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Newport News City Jail

To send a text or email message to a Newport News city inmate, do the following:

Newport News City Jail uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.

Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation' in Newport News city or any jail or prison in the country).
Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Newport News city inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

For all Newport News city information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Newport News City Jail, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Newport News city

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Newport News City Jail follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Virginia, then choose Newport News City 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 Newport News City Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Newport News city 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 Newport News City Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Newport News city.


 

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Newport News City Jail

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Newport News City Jail, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Newport News city.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Newport News city

To deposit money online for an inmate in Newport News City Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Newport News city.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Virginia, then choose Newport News City Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Newport News City Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Newport News city 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 Newport News City Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Newport News city.


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Newport News City Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Newport News city do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Newport News city inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

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