The information below provides complete instructions regarding Riverside Regional Jail for Chesterfield County Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in North Prince George, Virginia.
Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate.
It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit you call the jail at 804-524-6600 ext.6020 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.
Click here to register for visits and schedule a visit.
Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled visit.
Show a valid, government-issued photo ID.
Pass through detection device.
Anyone over the age of 18, who can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
You must be registered before you can schedule a visit.
If you are on probation or parole it is important to get permission from your supervising officer to visit an inmate before your first visit. Not doing so could violate your terms of supervision and you could end up arrested. Probation/parole officers often scan through past visitation sign in sheets at the jail to see if anyone they supervise came to visit an inmate without permission.
Jails limit the number of people that can visit an inmate to up to five people not to include more than three children.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.
Visitors 16 and over must show an ID.
All visits must be scheduled the day before you wish to visit. No same day visits permitted. No securing visits further out than the day before you wish to visits.
Inmates cannot have visitation for the first 72 hours. This time is used for classification and processing.
The Riverside Regional Jail for Chesterfield County reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Riverside Regional Jail for Chesterfield County requires all visitors to be registered with the visitation schedule site before visiting. Click here to register for visits.
Inmates are permitted up to two 45 minute visits per week.
Up to five visitors may visit the inmate at the same time.
No more than three children are permitted at a visit. (This is to ensure the adults are able to monitor behavior).
Seven days per week
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Riverside Regional Jail for Chesterfield County staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time.
This jail requires you to dress appropriately and comfortably for visits.
Staff will determine whether your clothing is too revealing or problematic.
Suggestions include not wearing clothing that promote:
One diaper and one bottle for infants, vehicle keys, and identification are the only items allowed into the visitation area. Please limit items brought into the facility.
Jail staff would like to be notified if during visitation the inmate received information that may have been upsetting -examples include death or illness of immediate family members, serious problems with inmate’s children, divorce or separation requests or arguments during the visit.
This is to let staff know the inmate might be distraught and efforts can be made to help keep him or her from getting in trouble due to a reaction to the news.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
Call 804-524-6600 ext.6020 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Riverside Regional Jail for Chesterfield County visitation.
Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.
Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home. Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.
Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.
Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.
Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Riverside Regional Jail for Chesterfield County – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.