The Essex County Jail & Sheriff
in Tappahannock, Essex County, Virginia, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Essex County Jail & Sheriff
are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.
The men, women and juveniles being held in the Essex County Jail & Sheriff
are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Essex County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Virginia Prison
or Federal Prison System
Inmates in the Essex County Jail & Sheriff
are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.
The other jail facility in Essex County, Virginia is: Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center
. In addition, Essex County houses the following juvenile facility: Merrimac Juvenile Detention Ctr - Essex
On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Essex County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Essex County Jail & Sheriff
Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Essex County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.
Essex County Jail & Sheriff Inmate Search
304 Prince Street
P.O. Box 955
Tappahannock, VA 22560
MIDDLE PENINSULA REGIONAL SECURITY CENTER INMATE SEARCH INSTRUCTIONS
To locate an inmate in the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center call 804-758-2338.
Follow the instructions and the graphic below:
1. Click on the blue 'Offenders' icon on the top left of this page.
2. Fill in the Offender's full legal Last Name and First Name.
If you are unsure of the spelling of the last name, check the 'Partial last name search' box to the right of the last name.
3. Click on the 'Search' button on the bottom left of the page.