Reading materials are given to inmates to improve and nurture their skills with hopes of promoting their rehabilitation and becoming productive citizens. The jail is equipped with a book cart, adequately stocked with recreational and instructional books. Inmates are encouraged to select and read books from this cart. Books from the cart are passed out through the cell blocks Monday through Friday.
Donations of reading materials are accepted; however only paperback books are acceptable. Any literature that may be deemed as inappropriate for inmate reading will be rejected.
Any legal information must come from the inmate’s attorney or a court of law.
Specific requirements must be met before an inmate can become a trustee. In determining trustee eligibility, inmates are screened and evaluated. An inmate selected as a trustee will be an individual who is dependable and responds well to supervision. Trustee selection for an inmate will not be considered if the inmate is an escape risk or has any disciplinary problems. Being a trustee is a privilege that can be taken away at any time. Inmates with either felony or misdemeanor charges or convictions can be selected as inside or outside trustees.
Upon selection as a trustee, inmates are explained rules and regulations which trustees must comply with as stated in our Trustee Agreement Form. Inmates must then read and sign the Trustee Agreement Form acknowledging he/she has read and understands the rules of the trustee program and agrees to follow these established rules and regulations. Once signed, the inmate is allowed to participate as a trustee. The inmate shall receive a copy of his/her signed Trustee Agreement Form and a copy will be placed in the inmate’s jail jacket. The Warren County Jail has kitchen trustees, inside trustees, and outside trustees.
Rules that all trustees must abide by include:
Victim Information and Notification Everyday
The National Victim Notification Network
Across the country, crime victims and other concerned citizens use VINE to access reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day, over the telephone, through internet or by e-mail.
How VINE Works
Benefits of VINE
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The Warren County Jail encourages inmates to maintain ties with their families and friends through regular visits or written correspondence. To accomplish this, the jail has prescribed an inmate visitation schedule for family, friends, and professionals.
Inmate visitation days are Saturdays and Sundays at the Warren County Jail. You must call 540-635-3100 and make an appointment to visit an inmate. Visits are 15 minutes long unless the inmate is a trustee or a work release inmate and, in this case, a 30 minute visit is allowed. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. All visitors entering the Warren County Jail are subject to search. Visitors who are intoxicated or appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be permitted to remain on the premises for visitation purposes.
Inmates are allowed a total of three visitors (INCLUDING a baby or a child) during their scheduled visitation. Only one adult - or an adult accompanying a child - is allowed at the same time. Example: One adult and another adult with a child (for a total of three visitors) both may separately visit with an inmate, or three adults could separately visit with an inmate during visitation time.
No food, drink, or personal items (except eyeglasses) may be brought to the visitation area. Children may not sit on the visitation window ledge. Children must be supervised at all times. Children are not allowed to run or play within the visitation or lobby area. If your child is disruptive, (i.e. crying, screaming, running, etc.), you will be asked to either control the child or leave. Damage to the facility or facility equipment will not be tolerated. Criminal charges may be placed against you along with you paying restitution for all damages.
Visitation cancellations may occur due to disciplinary reasons. You will not be able to visit with an inmate until the inmate completes his/her disciplinary time and returns to the general jail population.
Warren County Jail
The current county jail has been in use since approximately 1950. It was originally built to house 32 inmates but, after expansion of the jail and the addition of double bunks, the jail is able to house 79 inmates. The jail employees both full time and part time deputies, a full time nurse, and a dietician.
The jail offers a General Educational Development (GED) program for inmates interested in furthering their education. Northwestern Community Services provides group sessions for inmates dealing with mental illnesses. The ministries to the jail offer inmates the opportunity to increase their religious development. Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) is a program that allows victims to check the status of the inmates.
The Work Release program is available for inmates who meet specific qualifications. Work Release inmates are encouraged to work and pay their fines, restitutions and child support. The program allows inmates the opportunity to be more successful upon re-entry to our community.
Work Release Program
The Warren County Work Release Program allows inmates to serve the remainder of their sentence on work release provided they meet eligibility requirements. Inmate’s paychecks are collected by work release staff to pay court costs/fines, child support and work release fees. Inmates participating in work release are still able to help provide for their families while being incarcerated. Each applicant is considered on a case-by-case basis. The following will be considered in the final decision of work release eligibility:
· Previous Criminal History
· Current Charges
· Escapes/Attempts/Security Risks
· Jail Behavior/Hygiene
· Court Status/Pending Charges
· Mental Stability/Medical Records
· Willingness to participate in offered programs i.e., GED, AA, ASAP.
Eligible inmates must not be serving a sentence for a violent crime or a sexual offense. Any person with a charge or conviction for crimes against children will not be considered for the program.
A letter from the victim of any assault & battery charge for which the inmate has been convicted, stating that the victim would have no safety concerns if the inmate was approved for work release, is required. Inmates must pass a drug and alcohol screen before entering the program and must remain alcohol and drug free while participating in the program. Gambling inside or outside the building is prohibited.
Inmates must obey all local, state and federal laws, and rules and regulations of the Work Release Program. Failure to do so will result in the inmates removal from the program and may also result in criminal charges being filed.
Participants are assessed a processing fee upon entering the program and also a weekly fee for each week they are on the program. Program fees are due on each Friday.
If we can be of assistance or more information is needed please contact us at 540-622-2206.
Courthouse Security Checkpoint
To avoid delays, and possibly missing your scheduled hearing, it is recommended that you check your pockets, parcels, and your key rings to ensure you have no items that could conceivably be used as a weapon. Do not overlook items such as pocket knives and fingernail clippers. You will not be permitted beyond the checkpoint with anything questionable. Leave these things at home or in your vehicle. Plan ahead and arrive early and allow time to pass through the security checkpoint.
The following are some items and activities not permitted in the courtrooms. This is not an all encompassing list.
Any communication with inmates, whether verbal or non-verbal, is prohibited. Any communication with inmates will be cause for immediate expulsion from the courtroom with additional possibility of criminal charges being placed against you.
For additional information on prohibitions and restrictions inside our courthouse, please refer to our Judicial Order.
Local Court Information
Specific information about Warren County Courts can be found by using the following link http://www.courts.state.va.us/ and clicking on Circuit Courts, General District Courts, or Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts and then clicking Warren. This link can also be used to pay a traffic ticket or other minor offense on-line and to find information about Virginia’s Judicial System.
Victim Witness Program
The Warren County Victim Witness Program helps to ensure that victims and witnesses of a crime receive fair and compassionate treatment throughout the judicial process. Our primary purpose is to provide information and assistance, and help victims and witnesses prepare for trial through support and education. Our program serves both the Town of Front Royal and the County of Warren. A partial list of services provided includes:
Brochures may be obtained at the Victim Witness Office or from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. If we can be of assistance or need more information please feel free to give us a call at 540-636-6638.
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