Sussex County Jail

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Sussex County Jail Information

The Sussex County Jail is a 84 bed jail in the city of Sussex, Sussex County, Virginia. You can call them 24 hours a day for inmate information at 434-246-5361.

Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Virginia State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 434-246-5361, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Sussex County Jail at 434-246-5361 to get it.

Phone: 434-246-5361

Physical Address:
20212 Thornton Square
Sussex, VA 23884

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID#
Inmate's Full Name
Sussex County Jail
P.O. Box 1326
Sussex, Virginia 23884

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID#
Inmate's Full Name
Sussex County Jail
P.O. Box 1326
Sussex, Virginia 23884

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the Sussex County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Sussex County Jail, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 434-246-5361 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up Sussex County Criminal Court Cases, as well as Virginia Criminal Court cases online for every other county, and daily court dockets for each of the state's courts. If you are not sure what court your inmate is to appear in, this is a list of all the courts in Virginia, broken down by each court circuit.

Sussex County Jail Inmate Search

The Sussex County Jail maintains an average of 84 offenders in custody on any given day. The Sussex County Jail has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Sussex County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 2,120 offenders.

The following charts of Sussex County inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for today. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from the Sussex County Corrections Department, the state of Virginia Department of Corrections, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records. It represents every person in custody in Sussex County.

For complete information on how to get directions, bond, visit, mail, send and receive email and texts, receive phone calls, and send money or commissary to an inmate, find arrest information for Sussex County and other counties surrounding this one, scroll down this page. We have a section for each.

We also provide photos of the jail that we have collected over the years.

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About the Sussex County Jail
The Sussex County Jail is located within Sussex, Virginia, and meets all of the immediate needs of the county for any arrests or warrants that are completed. The sheriff office has many responsibilities including serving warrants, process serving for civilians, record checks and fingerprinting for the community, patrolling the area and enforcing all laws, school resource programs, court security, and operation and supervision of the Sussex County Jail. The jail has a large staff to complete all of the necessary tasks, and there are several spaces in which the inmate may be encouraged to work as well. A full kitchen staff prepares and serves all meals, transportation is provided for all inmates when they need to leave the facility for court or medical care, and the community service that inmates complete is supervised by deputies. Incarceration can be for a short time or for an extended period, and in some cases there may be a weekend incarceration required while they can return to their homes during the week and fulfill their other obligations. To stay updated on the status of an inmate the VINE program provides information to victims, law enforcement, and families about the transfer, release, and other updates about a specific inmate. While incarcerated inmates may participate in any of the available programs to assist in their rehabilitation, access medical and mental health care, and purchase needed items from a commissary, as well as make phone calls to friend and family on their approved call list and receive visits from approved visitors. All visits are currently done via video call and there are no longer in person visits at the facility. To book a visit with an inmate, create an account at securestech.net and connect with the inmate that you wish to visit. Their schedule will be provided at that time, and each inmate is provided with one visit each week. Inmates will also have access to phones and are able to make outgoing phone calls when they are not in lockdown.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Sussex County Jail?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Sussex County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 434-246-5361.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Sussex County Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Sussex County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Sussex County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Sussex County Jail?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Sussex County and other Virginia and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Sussex County Jail will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Sussex County Jail Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Sussex County Jail
Inmate Bail and Bonding

What is Bail?

Bail is what the arrested in Sussex County must pay or do to stay out of jail until the first court appearance. 

The agreement to bail acts as a promise that the arrested will return to court for court dates and trial. Bail usually refers to a dollar amount, but bail can also mean something that has to be done, or a condition such as reporting to an officer of the court, a curfew, restraining orders or attending a treatment program. 

Bail is usually a significant enough amount of money and/or condition that the person will be negatively impacted and has incentive to return to court and not flee. A flight risk usually means that the person would flee the area, and not necessary that they are going to take an airplane. 

If a judge in Sussex County feels that the arrested will return to court for further proceedings, the arrested could be released under a conditional release without needing to pay bail money. This is called Released on Own Recognizance, or ROR.  

Conditions for ROR might be to obey all court orders and laws, maintain contact with the lawyer, report changes in residence or have no contact with the victim. Family support will show the court that there are people who will make sure that the defendant makes it to court. 

If the judge or bail schedule determines that the defendant would be a danger to the public if they were released, bail can be denied, and the person will be detained in the Sussex County Jail until the case is resolved or goes to trial. 

Bail can be denied if the defendant did not comply with bail conditions from a previous arrest. Bail is usually denied in cases of violent offenses. 

What is the difference between Bail and Bond?

Bail and bond are used interchangeably to mean the same thing but technically, they are different. The bail is the amount to be paid and a bond is a signed document promising payment of the bail amount with certain conditions. Think of a bond as a loan to pay for the bail.  

The bond payment is always written to the court in your municipality, Sussex County or district directly and does not go through the defendant. Chances of obtaining a bond from a bond company or clerk of court are better if family is involved.  

The thought of being in jail can cause the arrested to panic and try to secure a bond immediately.  

DO NOT panic and take the time to understand all the options.  

More courts are now trying to work with defendants to make bail work and might provide non-monetary options or even reduce the bail.  

Payments to a bond company are not refundable. It is a long process to get back property title or money that was given to the clerk of court or bondsperson to secure the bond. This could put your loved ones into a difficult financial situation. 

Another reason not to unnecessarily rush into securing a bond is that if the court notes that you came up with the money to pay a bond company, they may assume you have resources to pay a defense attorney and decline public defense.  

On the other hand, as anyone who has ever been involved in their criminal defense understands, fighting your case while ‘out on the streets’ gives you a much better chance of either winning, or getting a more favorable sentence.  

What are the different types of bonds in Sussex County?

Based on a review of information from the arrest, the judge or bail officer will determine and notify the accused of which types of bonds are available to them.

To describe the types of bonds, let’s use an example of buying your neighbor’s car. Your neighbor decides the price of the car and how they would be paid.

Similarly, the court (meaning a police or bail officer, clerk of court, bail magistrate or judge) determines the bail amount and how it would be paid.

Here are different options that the seller of the car or the court might consider:

You could pay full asking price for the car in cash. This is similar to paying cash bail. The full amount of bail would be paid to the town or county clerk or at the jail. Cash, cashier’s checks and credit cards are usually accepted.

You could sign an agreement on your own or with another person to pay for the car at a future date knowing that your neighbor would know where to find you if you stopped payment. This would be similar to a cash bond or a personal recognizance (PR) bond which are bonds to where someone representing the defendant signs paperwork promising to pay the bail amount if the defendant does not show up to court. There is no money due up front. 

If the defendant does not show up, the full amount of the bail will be due to the court and the people who signed the paperwork will be responsible for paying the court and the court will send the sheriff’s department to arrest you. 

Cash bonds and PR bonds are types of unsecured bonds because you are not securing it with any money down. In bond terms, a surety is a person who will be responsible for making sure that you will show to court and will be responsible to pay the bond if the arrested person does not show up.

Surety can be family, friend or a bondsperson. Your attorney cannot act as a surety.

You can put a deposit down for your neighbor’s car and sign an agreement that the car will be paid off at a later date. Cash percentage in lieu of bonds is when the defendant pays a percentage of the bail amount, usually 10%, to the court which then holds the money until the case is over. 

The amount is returned to the person who paid the 10% after the case is over. In most cases, the full amount is not returned if there are court fees or fines due. This is a type of surety bond if another person signs the bond paperwork.

You could sign an agreement that if the car were not paid off, that your neighbor would get your house or something of value. A property bond is a bond that the courts might consider in which the bond is pledged in land or home real estate (mobile homes are not accepted).  

Usually, the property must be in the same state as the courts, and it must be worth at least 1 ½ - 2 times the amount of the bond.  

There are multiple court fees involved to execute a property bond with the courts and a tedious process to get the property deed back. This is another type of surety bond if another person or a bond company is used to secure the bond. 

You could also go to a local bank and take out a car loan offering property or anything of value for collateral. You may get someone to co-sign on the loan and offer their property. The bank charges fees, interest and could keep your property if you did not pay the loan back, or even on time.  

A professional bondsperson makes money, at least 10% of the bond amount by providing you with a “loan” called a bond. The percent that they charge is fixed by the state and cannot be negotiated. The defendant or surety does not get that 10% or more back even if the terms of the bail are met. 

With a property bond, the property deed would need to be signed over to the bondsperson and everyone on the deed would need to be involved. 

Since the bondsperson signed off, to be responsible that you show to court as your surety, they can send a bounty hunter to bring you to court if you flee. A bondsperson does not have to give you a bond if the defendant seems to be too much of a risk.

Ask the bondsperson to explain all the costs: percentage, fees or court fees. There is never a reason to rush through signing the paperwork with a bond company.  Make sure that everything told to you is in writing and that you understand what you are signing. Ask questions, and if you feel rushed or don’t understand the contract with the bond company, you might want to call another one.

(There have been phone scams where a bond company calls and informs a person that their family member has been arrested and they ask for financial information. A bondsperson will not call asking for money without involvement of the arrested.)

Does Sussex County have bail?  

Yes,  Sussex County recognizes most types of bonds.

What kind of bonds are accepted in Sussex County? 

There are three types of bail available in Sussex County: release on own recognizance, unsecured bail, and secured bail.

Who can set bail in Sussex County?  

Bail is set by a magistrate at the first court date, also known as first appearance. 

When is bail set in Virginia?  

The first court date, or first appearance is generally scheduled within 1-3 days of arrest.

Can I get the bail or bond reduced in Sussex County Virginia? 

Yes, your attorney can file a motion to request a reduction or modification of bail.

In Sussex County Virginia, who can pay bail for me? 

The person posting bail should be a relative or close friend, called a surety, because they are promising and taking responsibility that you will return to court to get their money back. 

A surety is not responsible for court fees or paying off personal debts for the defendant. A professional bondsperson who is approved by the State of Virginia could be the surety and execute a bond to the court on your behalf.

Can bail be paid online in Sussex County Virginia?  

Virginia counties do not currently offer online bail payments. Contact the jail for specific information on how to pay bail. Go to the Sussex County Jail for more information about the jails in Sussex County.

What options are there to pay bail in Sussex County Virginia? 

Cash, check, money order, or surety. Use of a surety may require hiring a bail bond agent. Contact the jail for specific information on what methods of payment are accepted: Go to the Sussex County Jail for more information about posting bail in Sussex County.  

Will I get all my bond money back in Virginia? 

Bail money is returned to the person who paid the bail; in whole or in part once the case is finished. There may be fees, restitution (money to pay for damage caused by the crime) or fines that come out of that amount. If you used a bondsperson, you would not get your 10% back. Property is returned by the court or bondsperson after the appropriate requests and formal paperwork are completed with the court.

Can I get bail or a bond with no money down in Sussex County? 

The judge or officer who sets bail determines which kind of bail will be an option for you, but a cash bond and PR bonds usually do not require cash down, though you might have to pay court fees.

A cash bond or a personal recognizance (PR) bond are bonds where someone representing the defendant signs paperwork promising to pay the bail amount if the defendant does not show up to court. There is no money due up front. 

If the defendant does not show up, the full amount of the bail will be due to the court and the people who signed the paperwork will be responsible for paying the court and the court will send the sheriff’s department to arrest you. 

Cash bonds and PR bonds are types of unsecured bonds because you are not securing it with any money down. In bond terms, a surety is a person who will be responsible to make sure that you will show to court and will be responsible to pay the bond if the arrested person does not show up.  A surety can be family, friend or a bondsperson. Your attorney cannot act as a surety.

What are the least expensive and affordable bail bonds in Virginia?  

The Sussex County Jail or court in this jurisdiction can provide you with a list of approved and licensed bond companies, but they cannot recommend a specific company. You are not obligated to use the first company available and can call several companies to compare what kind of bonds that the bondsperson is willing to execute.

The percentage of bail that the bond company can charge is set, usually at 10%, by the state and cannot be negotiated.

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Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Sussex County Jail? What is the Schedule?

Sussex County Jail ON-SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE

20212 Thornton Square
Sussex, VA 23884
434-246-5361

  • Visits are 30 minutes.
  • You must be on the inmate's visitor list.
  • The actual visitation times may depend on the inmate and their housing location. Call 434-246-5361 and get your inmate's times and make an appointment to visit.
  • Inmates are allowed one visit per week.
  • A maximum of 2 guests are allowed per inmate.
  • Visitors must have a government issued photo ID.
  • Dress professionally with non-revealing clothing.

ON SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE - ALWAYS CALL 434-246-5361 TO CONFIRM VISITATION SCHEDULE!

DAY TIMES
SUNDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM
MONDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 8:00PM
TUESDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 8:00PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 8:00PM
THURSDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 8:00PM
FRIDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM
6:00PM - 8:00PM
SATURDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 4:00PM

Sussex County Jail uses Securus Video Connect for Remote Inmate Video Visitation. 



Video Visitation allows 'approved' friends, family members, attorneys and clergy of an inmate to connect with them using their computer, Securus Video Visitation app, or ‘on-site’ kiosk. 

Steps:
Register and/or log in.
Select the facility of your inmate.
Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits.
Schedule your visit.

What is the Cost of a Remote Video Visit?
Costs vary and are subject to change, but generally visits range from $5.00 to $15.00 for a 15 to 30 minute online or on-site video visit.

How do you know if your Inmate will be available during the time you schedule?
The Securus system knows the times that Sussex County Jail inmates are available for remote video visits.
It will not allow you to schedule a visit with your inmate if they are not available or the video visitation kiosk(s) in the jail are booked already.
Once you schedule a visit with your inmate they will be notified of the date and time of the visit.

Important Tips:
Your entire visit is being monitored and recorded. Do not say or do anything that you would not want being replayed in court.
You should schedule your visit, in advance, at a time that works best for you.
For best sound quality, use earbuds or headsets.

Quick & Easy Access to Important Information & Help:
Phone: 972-734-1111 or 877-578-3658
Video Tutorial on Registering for Securus Video Visits.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Sussex County Jail Pricing.
Securus Contact Information.
iphone app
Android app

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Sussex County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 434-246-5361 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Sussex County Jail?

Sussex County Jail ON-SITE INMATE VIDEO VISITATION

  • On-site visitation may be temporarily suspend - Please call 434-246-5000 to confirm.
  • On-site visits are free.  Remote visits from home cost $5.00 for 20 minutes.
DAY TIME
SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
SUNDAY 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sussex County Jail REMOTE (at home) INMATE VIDEO VISITATION

DAY TIME
SUNDAY 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MONDAY 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TUESDAY 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
THURSDAY 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Sussex County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 434-246-5361 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Sussex County Jail?

There are two options for putting money on an inmate's books:

Option 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail
Bring money to the jail in person. 
Either the jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment or you will use a self-serve kiosk in the lobbies that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.

Option 2 - Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail
Mailing a deposit takes more time to process than the other methods but can be done if you live too far away to bring it in person and you don't have a debit/credit card for online deposits. Never send cash. Always send a Money Order from the US Post Office, a reputable bank or Western Union.
Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID#
Inmate's Full Name
Sussex County Jail
P.O. Box 1326
Sussex, Virginia 23884

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Sussex County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 434-246-5361 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Sussex County Jail?

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Sussex County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Sussex County 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 Sussex County 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.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Sussex County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 434-246-5361 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Sussex County Jail, and what can I send them?

Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID#
Inmate's Full Name
Sussex County Jail
P.O. Box 1326
Sussex, Virginia 23884

Postcards
The Sussex County Jail allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature.
Envelopes
The Sussex County Jail may also allow regular postcards and envelopes to be mailed to inmates as well, however more and more jails are no longer allowing envelopes or paper letters due to concern about paper being dipped into liquefied drugs like methamphetamines and cocaine and then mailed into secure facilities.
To confirm that the Sussex County Jail still allows letters in envelopes call 434-246-5361 or view the Inmate Mail Instructions by going here.
Newspapers
Local or national newspapers may also be mailed to the inmate as long as they are mailed directly from the newspaper publisher.
Magazines
News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.
Books
Most jails allow books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as AmazonBarnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address above.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Sussex County Jail standards will be disposed of.
Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.
To confirm that the Sussex County Jail continues to allow books to be mailed by a third party publisher or bookseller, call 434-246-5361.
Care packages
Care packages are pre-chosen items packaged together and sent to the inmate from a third-party vendor. They can include clothing, snacks and seasonal items.
When a jail allows the inmate to receive Care Packages they must come directly from an approved company that specializes in serving the inmates of jails.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Sussex County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 434-246-5361 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Sussex County Jail, and what can I purchase?

Sussex County Jail contracts with Access Securepak (aka MyCarePak) for families to send pre-determined packages of commissary items to your inmate.

Access Securepak carries over 1,000 different items in the following categories:
- Food and Snacks
- Personal Hygiene Products
- Electronics
- Apparel

Registration Process:
1. Register here.
2. Select Virginia.
3. Select Sussex County Jail.
4. Find your Inmate.
5. Deposit Funds.
6. Order Commissary Items.
Once you are logged in, you will receive instructions on how much (and what products) you can send your inmate.
Contact Information:
* If you have any questions, you can call Access Securepak at 800-546-6283.
* You can email My Care Pack at [email protected].
* You can write them at:
    Access Securepak
    10880 Linpage Place
    St. Louis, MO 63132

* You can Live Chat with a Representative online: (bottom left corner of page)
   Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m. CST, 
   and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. CST.

*Note* Access Securepak will issue a refund for or replace broken, damaged, or missing products reported by Sussex County Jail staff. They will not honor reports of discrepancies from inmate's families or friends.
My CarePack is the Sussex County Jail's outside vendor for Commissary Items. They have a very good mix of Chips, Snacks, Candy, Meat, Seafood, Hygiene products, Letter writing materials, Electronics and Apparel items for sale on their website.


*NOTE* -- Once you are fully registered and have selected the inmate you wish to send commissary to, you will receive instructions on how much you can deposit, how much (and what) you can purchase for your inmate, and how often you can send commissary.

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

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

  • Select Virginia, then select Sussex County Jail, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Sussex 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 Sussex County at any one time.

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Sussex County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 434-246-5361 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Sussex County Jail using an Online Messaging Service?

Sussex County Jail uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.




Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation').

Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

Things you CAN do:
1.  You CAN ONLY send messages from the Securus website, or with the Securus app. (links below).
2. You CAN transfer ‘stamps’ to your inmate.
3. You CAN deposit money to your inmate, and they can purchase ‘stamps’ on their end.
4. Each time you send a message, you CAN pay for them to reply.
5. You CAN send photos. (Jail staff will review for appropriateness) 

Things you CANNOT do:
1.  You CANNOT use your own personal email to send messages.
2. You CANNOT send any message or photo that would normally be rejected by regular mail.

Other Things:
1.  Photos must be .jpg, .jpeg or .png.
2. eMessages and photos must meet the jail’s standards for regular mail.
3. If your eMessage or Photo is rejected you will be notified of the reason, but you will NOT get a refund.

What is the cost of sending inmate messages?

  • Send a text Message - 1 stamp
  • Purchase a reply for your inmate - 1 stamp
  • Attach up to 5 photos - 1 stamp each photo
  • Share up to 5 eCards - 1 stamp each eCard
  • Send just a photo with no text - 1 stamp
  • Send a 30 second VideoGram - 3 stamps

What can your inmate do with digital 'stamps'?

  • Reply to your eMessage if you attach a return stamp
  • Receive transferred stamps you share with them (no cost to transfer)
  • When available, they can purchase their own stamps from their Inmate Debit Account


Contact Information and Help:
eMessaging FAQ  
eMessaging Signup & Helpful Information  
Online Customer Service Support 
Phone Support: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591
iphone app
Android app

Mailing Check payments
Securus Correctional Billing Services
PO Box 650757
Dallas, Texas 75265-075

How to Send a Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Sussex County Jail

To send a text or email message to a Sussex County inmate, do the following:

Sussex County 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 Sussex County or any jail or prison in the country).
Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Sussex County inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Sussex County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 434-246-5361 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Sussex County Jail have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Sussex County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 434-246-5361 for further assistance.

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Are there photos of the Sussex County Jail? What does it look like?
Other Jails in Sussex County

What are the other City and County Jails in Sussex County?

Sussex County County Jails
Sussex County Juvenile Facilities
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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Sussex County?

Sussex Dinwiddie Greensville Southampton Surry Prince George
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Search for an Inmate in Sussex County

This facility, known as "Sussex County Jail" is also known as Sussex County Inmate Search, Sussex County Arrests, Sussex County Jail , Virginia, Sussex.