Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail

From Cvillepedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail was created in 1974 as both communities opted to build one facility rather than continue to maintain existing corrections facilities[1]. The facility, which is located on Avon Street Extended, has more than 600 beds, but its true capacity is not fully known. There are currently[when?] around 550 inmates[2]. The jail also serves Nelson County. The state wanted both communities to cooperate on cleaning up their facilities. [3]

Mission statement

"To detain both pre-sentenced and sentenced inmates from the Albemarle, Charlottesville and Nelson jurisdictions who present a physical threat to the community or themselves, sentenced to jail , or a risk of not appearing for court hearings. The facility will be maintained and operated to safely and securely house individuals lawfully arrested and charged with a criminal offense by law enforcement agencies supporting the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. In addition to housing local inmates, the facility may accept federal and state inmates and on a temporary basis."[4]



  1. " Regional Jail-About ACRJ ." Albemarle County, Virginia - Official Web Site . N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <>.
  2. Strong, Ted. "Study: Jail must determine a solid capacity number." Daily Progress [Charlottesville] 31 Mar. 2010: n. pag. Daily Progress. Web. 31 Mar. 2010.
  3. Print: The Seventies: Central Virginia Ends Decade of Joy and Tragedy, Doug Kamholz, Daily Progress, Worrell Newspaper group January 1, 1980, Page A1.
  4. " Regional Jail-ACRJ Mission Statement ." Albemarle County, Virginia - Official Web Site . N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <>.

External links