Welcome to the Western Virginia Regional Jail



The Western Virginia Regional Jail is a state-of-the-art jail facility of approximately 264,000 square feet with an original rated capacity for 605 inmates with another 416 beds double-bunked for a total of 1,021 inmates. It was built by coalition of four localities that formed the Western Virginia Regional Jail—the counties of Franklin, Montgomery, and Roanoke and the city of Salem.  Our facility, which opened its doors on April 9, 2009, eliminated the overcrowded and potentially unsafe conditions that existed at the local jail facilities of the four partnering jurisdictions prior to the Western Virginia Regional Jail’s construction.




The Western Virginia Regional Jail’s mission is to maintain the custody, control, and care of persons confined in the jail in a safe, secure, and constitutional manner.  It is our intention to operate our facility as a progressive correctional organization using the best practices that modern corrections has to offer.  We are dedicated to providing quality services in all areas of our responsibility and to our member localities as well as being a friend to the communities in which we live and serve.  Each of our staff members goes through a rigorous selection process to ensure that we have a professional staff and a strong team who are all devoted to the goals of the Agency to achieve our mission.




The Western Virginia Regional Jail is committed to excellence. The Agency is accredited by the Virginia Department of Corrections and nationally accredited by the American Correctional Association.  Our facility is also LEED® certified making us the first correctional facility in Virginia to receive LEED® certification and one of the first in the United States.



WVRJ 2014 Annual Report

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NEW HOME VISITATION INFORMATION (click here to view new procedures for home visitation with inmates at WVRJ)INMATE COMMISSARY ACCOUNT PROCEDURES
(click here to view procedures for posting money online to an inmate's commissary account)
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VENDOR INFORMATIONAny vendor interested in doing business with the WVRJ should register on the Roanoke County website as a vendor. Only registered vendors receive the invitations to submit a bid or proposal.Green Bar

Job Application Process

You must first submit a job application, found under the Employment-How to Apply link on the left side of this page. The HR Manager will then email you to schedule a testing date.  You must also submit the Peronal History Statement no later than the day you come to test. The written test will take approximately ninety (90) minutes to complete and consists of 3 sections (reading, vocabulary and math).  Written testing is typically held 2 different Tuesdays of each month at 9:00 a.m. Your scheduled time will be discussed when you are contacted.   If you pass the written test, the agility test will be given immediately following the written test.  Please wear or bring athletic clothing.     
Contact H.R. Manager for more information.540-378-3720Green Bar

Western VA Regional Jail is an Equal Opportunity Employer