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Buckingham County Jail Information
Route 20 North
Dillwyn, VA 23936
Phone: (434) 391-5980
The Buckingham County Jail is located at Route 20 North in Dillwyn, VA and is a medium security county jail operated by the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Department.This page will tell you information about anything you might want to know about the Buckingham County Jail, like how to find out who’s in jail at the Buckingham County Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, booking and intake procedures, how to find your court records, and much, much more.
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This guide is designed to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that might help others is welcome.
Buckingham County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and need to locate them? Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to find out who’s in jail at the Buckingham County Jail you will need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Buckingham County Jail Inmate Lookup is a roster of people who are in jail, including current status, and times you can visit. Also, you can get the same information on anyone who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
Buckingham County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Buckingham County Jail is made up of each of these steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
First you will answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person, and you will also be asked about your mental and medical history. Next, you will be issued an inmate ID number and you will be fingerprinted. Then, all of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to talk to family, friends, or loved one.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged can take from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge must decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
Buckingham County Jail Visitation
To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s full name to the Buckingham County Jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor has to provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you call the facility at (434) 391-5980 before you go to visitation.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
Before you can visit an inmate at the Buckingham County Jail you must first be added to the inmate’s visitation list.
Make sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license with you to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No phones at Buckingham County Jail, and you will be searched before entering. No personal belongings. Anybody under must get the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. This kind of visitation is not normally approved.
If a visitor is younger than 18 years of age is related to the inmate, they will have to be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not related to the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Buckingham County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Buckingham County Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Buckingham County Jail:
Buckingham County Jail
Route 20 North
Dillwyn, VA 23936
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Buckingham County Jail
Route 20 North
Dillwyn, VA 23936
The Buckingham County Jail mail policy changes, so we suggest that you visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Buckingham County Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Buckingham County Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Buckingham County court website or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Buckingham County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that contains a docket and any filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Buckingham County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for DWI or DUI, drug crimes like possession or trafficking, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending funds to Buckingham County Jail inmates might change, so be sure to double check the Buckingham County Jail website when you send any funds.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Buckingham County Jail
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Buckingham County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (434) 391-5980 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Buckingham County Jail store. Inmates can buy different things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Bear in mind that you will most likely want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell a selection of different products that the inmate can buy if they have sufficient funds in their trust account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Buckingham County Jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are typically more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden.
Phone Number: (434) 391-5980
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at every facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The profits these phone service providers make from all phone calls that inmates make are split with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Buckingham County Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three things will determine how much an inmate phone call will cost: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For state prisons and local jails learning how to lower your inmates phone charges can be more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you a lot of money on how much it costs you to call your inmate. There are some prisons or jails where we will not be able to save you any money, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail or prison has set their phone call rates in a way that nobody can save you money.
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