Last Updated: 2009-10-09

Hours of Operation and Visitation at the Richmond City Justice Center

What are the Richmond City Justice Center's Business Hours of Operation?

Administrative offices are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

When does Justice Center resident Visitation occur?

Visitation occurs 7 days a week 0900-1800

When can attorneys visit?

9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sending Correspondence to a Justice Center resident

How can I write to a Justice Center resident at the Richmond City Justice Center?

Send mail addressed in the following format:
(Justice Center resident's First and Last Name, Inmate Number)
Richmond City Justice Center
1701 Fairfield Way
Richmond, VA 23223

Visitation and Justice Center resident Accounts

How can I put money on a Justice Center resident account?

You may use Western Union or come to the Justice Center and deposit money into the kiosk in the front lobby.

How can I find out whether someone is in the Justice Center?

Call the Information Desk at (804)646-4464.

What information do I need to find out whether someone is in the Justice Center?

Their first and last name - no nickname or aliases.

How often can a Justice Center resident have visits?

Justice Center residents are allowed one visit every seven days.

How many visitors can a Justice Center resident have at one time?

Two adults, two children at a time.

Are children included in the count of visitors?

Yes, two children may visit with up to two adults

Is identification necessary to visit a Justice Center resident?

Yes. Identification is mandatory for all visitors over age 16, with a valid expiration date.

Is there a dress code for visitors?

Sheer clothing and revealing clothing are not allowed. Profane words or images on clothing are not allowed.

Records & Classification

How long does it take for someone to be classified?

Generally, it takes 72 hours.

My son / daughter is currently incarcerated at RCJ and is on bond in Henrico General District Court. He has court on (any date). How does he get to court?

It is the responsibility of the individual on bond for a specific court to communicate with the respective court that he / she is currently incarcerated. Often, this is best accomplished by a family member.

How does a PB-15 (Probation Officer Warrant) get "lifted"?

Probation Officer is the only person authorized to "lift" remove a PB-15.

My son / daughter was released from court today at 9:15 a.m. It is 11 a.m. and I'm at the Justice Center. When is he / she going to be released?

All Justice Center residents that go to court are released from the Richmond City Justice Center. Justice Center residents are not returned from court individually. Most Justice Center residents begin to return to the Justice Center after 12 p.m. From return to release, it usually takes at least two hours.

How do I pay the money owed for back child support?

All payments must be made directly to the court in the form of cash or certified check.

What Justice Center resident information can not be provided?

  • Projected release date of Justice Center residents
  • attorney information
  • court dates for charges that are continued general
  • names on individual visitation lists

General Justice Center Operations

How does a Trustee working in Staff and Support (the division that uses the largest number of trustees) receive extra good time?

The trustee must perform tasks that he normally does not perform during his regular working hours. A letter is then submitted to the Sheriff from the Commander of the Staff and Support Division requesting the extra good time.

Medical and The Justice Center

Can a friend or family member call the Justice Center to receive Justice Center resident medical information?

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 law does not allow us to give out any information on the medical condition of our residents without their written consent.

Must Justice Center residents use only the Justice Center's medical doctor or are there other options?

All residents have the right to use medical services provided by the Richmond Sheriff's Office or they may have a licensed physician or dentist of their choice to come to the facility and provide services at the expense of the resident.

Are Justice Center residents able to take any narcotic or psychotropic medicines with them upon release?

When residents are released from the facility for time served, the Justice Center does not release narcotics or psychotropic medications.

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