Prisoners sentenced in Richmond City county are generally sent to Richmond Jail in the city of Richmond, Prisoners sentenced to a minimum prison are often sent to Richmond Jail. The address of record for Richmond Jail is 1701 Fairfield Way. This is located in Richmond, VA, 23223-4299, a city in Richmond City. Always call the jail to verify that an inmate is at that location and can receive visitors before traveling.
Inmates need contact with their friends and family on the outside. But Jails and Prisons don't make this easy. Some charge inmates up to $14 a minute just to make a long-distance phone call. Fortunately, you can get a local number your inmate can call that will ring your phone and/or those of other family and friends no matter where they live. An inmate can then make their calls using the local number rate while talking to friends and family long distance. This service is provided by Securtel at [Link to Secrutel]. To send mail to an inmate, go to send postcards
. Call your inmate to get details about mail, visitation and approved prison call times. Each type of facility in VA will have its own rules. Your loved one will generally always know the rules for that facility.
Richmond Jail is a Police Department Jail. It's important to know the type of prison facility because this will largely determine what is permitted. Everything in prison costs money. Soap, toothpaste, phone calls and stamps and envelopes must all be purchased at the commissary. Step one is to get set up with phone service so you can communicate. Then you can learn what an inmate needs and how to properly send it.
Richmond Jail is in the PST time zone. So make adjustments in your call times if you aren't in that same timezone. The warden at Richmond Jail is Chief of Police Allwyn Brown. The warden may or may not be available to talk to. This will depend on the size of the facility. It's important for prison families to help each other to help their loved ones inside and out. By sharing information about Richmond Jail with other families, it will help them avoid mistakes and confusion that no one needs or wants.