Charleston is home to the Regional Jail. This prison facility serves Charleston and other cities in the Kanawha County area areas. To visit an inmate at Regional Jail, you'll need to travel to Charleston, WV, 25301-3011 in Kanawha. The address is 1325 Virginia St E. It's important to verify the location of your inmate 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 WV will have its own rules. Your loved one will generally always know the rules for that facility.
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.
It's important for prison families to help each other to help their loved ones inside and out. By sharing information about Regional Jail with other families, it will help them avoid mistakes and confusion that no one needs or wants.
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