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Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail Officers BadgeAbout Us:
This Jail opened in the fall of 1974 as a result of the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle deciding to build a new regional jail for housing local prisoners and closing the doors of their outdated jails. The staff from the city and county jails were combined and the name given to the facility was the Albemarle-Charlottesville Joint Security Complex. The name was later changed to the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail in 1996.

Mission Statement:
To detain both pre-sentenced and sentenced inmates from the Albemarle, Charlottesville and Nelson jurisdictions who present a physical threat to the community or themselves, sentenced to jail, or a risk of not appearing for court hearings.  The facility will be maintained and operated to safely and securely house individuals lawfully arrested and charged with a criminal offense by law enforcement agencies supporting the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.  In addition to housing local inmates, the facility may accept federal and state inmates and on a temporary basis.



I.    Philosophy

The facility is established in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations with the goal of ensuring public safety by providing professionally managed detention services to confined offenders, pursuant to judgments of the courts.

  • The facility, within available resources, offers the widest practical range of detention options, including institutionalization, educational/community programs and other similar sanctions to best serve the needs of society and individual offenders, enhancing offenders’ ability to return to the community and live in a law-abiding manner.
  • The facility administers its programs in a fair manner, in the least restrictive environment consistent with public safety.    
  • The facility operates under the principle that all administrative and management decisions, either directly or indirectly, affects the facility’s security and treatment goals. In that connection, facility staff can serve as an important and productive role model for offenders, conveying mainstream societal values to the offender population.
  • The facility has Zero Tolerance for sexual Abuse, harassment or misconduct within it s facility and concerning its inmates.
            1. All allegations are investigated and taken seriously.

 II.    Goals

The Superintendent will formulate short and long-range goals and measurable objectives toward reaching those goals. These goals will be developed with input from staff at all levels and appropriate community and criminal justice agencies and include the following:

  • A description of the facility, including statutorily required programs and services.
  • An analysis of workload projections, as well as staff, program, and operating budget needs.
  • An assessment of the facility’s impact on the community and the offender population served.
  • A description of space requirements.
  • An outline of budget and time issues involved in operating the facility.
  • A study of alternate means of satisfying space requirements.
  • An analysis of alternative means available to achieving the goals.

The Superintendent will develop and maintain necessary facility policies and procedures to ensure that goal-related functional operations and programs are maintained.  The facility’s goals will be reviewed annually by the Superintendent for approval and incorporation into the mission of the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

III.    Objectives

  • To maintain full compliance with Minimum Standards as established by the Virginia State Board of Corrections.
  • To maintain full compliance with the National Commission on Correction Health Care (NCCHC).
  • To achieve accreditation under the standards of the American Correctional Association (ACA).
  • To achieve accreditation under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards
  • The Superintendent will identify and plan for the acquisition of the resources needed to achieve these objectives.

All policy and procedure formulation, staff training, and facility development and renovation activity will take into account relevant accreditation standards and issues. 

Contact Us:
Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail
160 Peregory Lane
Charlottesville, VA. 22902
(434) 977-6981

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