Tygart Valley Regional Jail - Barbour Inmate Phone & Email

Tygart Valley Regional Jail - Barbour Inmate Phone Use

The information below provides complete instructions regarding Tygart Valley Regional Jail - Barbour:

  • Inmate Phone Policy,
  • How the Facility Phone System Works,
  • Emailing (secure messaging) System
  • Purchasing Prepaid Phone Time Online,
  • Purchasing Prepaid Phone Time Over the Phone, and
  • Purchasing Prepaid Phone Cards Through Commissary

Follow these instructions exactly to help ensure that your inmate has access to the jail phones and your communication costs are reduced as much as possible.

How Does An Inmate Make A Phone Call From Tygart Valley Regional Jail - Barbour?

Collect Calls

Almost every jail, including Tygart Valley Regional Jail - Barbour, will allow inmates to contact pre-approved friends and family members' phones by calling collect.

This is typically the most expensive way to contact people by phone and in many cases, it requires credit approval or a deposit to be made into a third-party phone company account through a contract with the jail.

Direct Calls

Many jails are now contracting with a third party service (for a fee) that is less expensive and allows your inmate to use their phone system to make direct calls to your land line or cell phone.

To find out about Tygart Valley Regional Jail - Barbour phone services, call 304.637.0382.

Some jails also allow sell phone cards directly to an inmate in the jail commissary store.

Emailing or Texting an Inmate in Tygart Valley Regional Jail - Barbour with Prodigy / Jail ATM Phone Services

Since Tygart Valley Regional Jail - Barbour contracts with Prodigy Telephone Solutions. they either already or will soon provide you and your inmate the ability to use their Messaging Service to send and receive electronic messages.

Depending on the facility, inmates can either view messages from you by:

Viewing it on a device at the jail,

Viewing it on a Kiosk in their unit,

Print it out, and/or

Respond electronically.

Pay for the Prodigy Inmate Messaging Service at Tygart Valley Regional Jail - Barbour.

- Online,

- Over the Phone by calling 866-700-4545,

- Using a Kiosk at Tygart Valley Regional Jail - Barbour.

How much does it cost to send and receive messages?

Rates to send messages vary and are subject to change.

The typical cost is $1.00 per message, plus $1.00 per photo and $3.00 per 30 second video when available.

Step 1 - Sign in or create an account to find your facility.

Step 2 - Fund Account

NOTE: By turning on messaging, you will fund your account with $5.00 and authorize Prodigy / Jail ATM to charge your payment method for the same amount if you send a message or receive a collect message and do not have enough money.

FAQ & Support for this service.

Important Tips About Jail Phone Calls

If you were unable to find the information you were looking for on this page, call Tygart Valley Regional Jail - Barbour at 304.637.0382 and ask their policies on getting phone calls from your inmate.

Many jails and prisons are increasingly restricting the amount of time that an inmate can use the phone by placing daily and monthly limits, so try to pace yourself and not use up all your time at the beginning of the month.

Jails limit an inmate's phone time to certain hours of the day, so it is important you keep a regular schedule that works for both you and your inmate.

If your inmate does not call you during the time you both have scheduled, don't panic. There are often long lines for phone use. When a jail is on lockdown due to a fight or other security issue they do not allow the phones to be used.

Phones are the only way for an inmate to hear your voice and temporarily 'escape' the loneliness of incarceration, so use your time well. Arguing about anything will leave you both feeling empty and guilty, so avoid it at all costs.

All phone conversations are recorded. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!

Also, be warned that some phone providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.

Click here to view the jail website for additional information. 

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