Inmate Information

Information Guide To the Alleghany Regional Jail

The following information is provided to any family member or friends of those individuals incarcerated in the Alleghany Regional Jail to provide answers to some of the most commonly asked questions during a persons stay in jail.

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The mailing address to the jail is:

Alleghany Regional Jail
C/O Inmates Name
268 W. Main Street
Covington, Virginia 24426

All visits will have a 15 Minute time limit –NO EXCEPTIONS

If you are immediate family which is by policy, Mother, Father, Brother, Sister, Grandparents, Spouse,
Children, Step Children or Step Parents you may visit as long as your name has been given to the jail staff
by the inmate.

Money: Money can be left for inmates (Cash or Money Order only) Monday thru Friday from the hours
of 8 AM till 2:30 PM only at the Clerk’s Window in the lobby of the Jail. You may also put money on
an inmate’s account by either contacting Access Service Deposit by telephone or web site. The phone
number is (866) 345-1884 or To use this service there is a minimal fee you
must pay.

Phone privileges by Inmates: Inmates will have access to the phones daily. Phones will be turned on
each morning after housing areas are cleaned by inmates. Phones will be turned off at 11:00 PM each
night. All Calls an inmate makes will be charged to the party which he / she is calling, a 10 minute on all
calls has been established by the phone system provider. No incoming calls will be accepted and no
messages will be given to inmates unless it is an emergency such as death in the family etc. You may
also set up an account with the phone provider (Pay-Tel) to receive calls on your cell phone. Pay Tel’s
phone number is 1-800-729-8355 or www. We also sell Phone Cards that the inmate can
purchase for $20.00.

Items that can be brought to inmates: The following is the only items that may be brought to an

Money: Cash or Money Orders only (no Personal Checks)

Medication: Prescription medication in original container.
(Must be cleared by the jail medical staff)

Clothing: One set of clothing to be worn to Circuit Court Jury Trials only.

Due to the policy and procedures of the Department of Corrections, property will not be accepted for
inmate transfers to state facilities.

* Note: Any person attempting to deliver any contraband into the Alleghany Regional Jail shall be
charged under code section 18.2-474.

If you should have questions regarding the information provided, you may call the Alleghany Regional
Jail at (540) 965-1776.

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