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:

First, Last Name
C/O Alleghany Regional Jail
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:  Beginning 08/29/2016, money now will be taken in the lobby 24 hours a day, weekends and holidays included.  You will no longer be able to use the Clerk’s Window in the lobby of the Jail to leave money.  There is a drop box in the lobby for your convenience.  To use the drop box, simply fill out the envelope (provided) put the money in the envelope and place it in the drop box.  You will not get a receipt.  When the money is deposited (the next business day) the person getting the money will get the receipt. The only money acceptable will be cash or money orders.  Personal checks will not be deposited.  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 Inmate.

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.