Prisons Jails Loudon County Jail (703) 777-0408 Lunenburg County Jail (434) 696-4452 Lynchburg Adult Detention (434) 847-1300 Accomack County (757) 787-1095 Lynchburg Jail (434) 847-1300, OR 3100 Augusta Correctional Center(540) 997-7000 Albemarle/Charlottesville Reg. Jail (434) 977-6981 Manassas City Jail (703) 792-6420 Baskerville Correctional Center(434) 447- Alexandria City Jail(703) 838-4017, 4440, Martinsville City (276) 656-5267 3857 Alleghany County Jail (540) 965-1770 (540) 962-2221 Mecklenburg County Jail (434) 738-6171 Botetourt Correctional Center (540) 857-7021 Amelia County Sheriff’s office (804) 561-2118 Middle Peninsula Regional – Saluda, VA Middlesex Bland Correctional Center276) 688-3341 Amherst County (434) 946-9379 Co. Mathews, Co, Essex Co, King and Queen and Brunswick Correctional Center(434) 848-4131 Appomattox Jail (434) 352-8241, King William (804)758-2338 Buckingham Correctional Center (434) 391-5980 Arlington County Jail (703) 228-4487,4470, 7286 Moneta Adult Detention (540) 297-7648 Coffeewood Correctional Center(540) 829-6483 Bath County Jail (540) 839-2375 Nelson County Jail (434) 263-4242 Deerfield Correctional Center (434) 658-4368 Bedford County Adult Detention (540) 587-9282 New River Valley Regional Jail Dublin VA Giles Cou Deep Meadow Correctional (804) 598-5503 Bedford County Jail Annex (540) 297-7648 Carroll, Floyd Co, Radford Grayson Co Wythe Co, Dillwyn Correctional Center(434) 983-5034 Blue Ridge Regional Jail Lynchburg (434) 847-3100 Pulaski Co (540) 643-2024 Fluvanna Correctional Center(434) 984-3700 Blue Ridge Regional Jail – Halifax (434) 476-5500 Newport News City Farm (757) 369-8900 Greensville Correctional Center (434) 535-7000 Blue Ridge Adult Detention – Bedford (540) 587-9282 Newport News Jail (757) 926-8169, Haynesville Correctional Center (804) 333-3577 Blue Ridge Regional Jail – Moneta (540) 297-7648 Norfolk Detention Home (757) 461-5510, 5115 Indian Creek Correctional Center (757) 421-0095 Blue Ridge Regional Jail Campbell co. (434) 332-9583 Norfolk City Jail (757) 664- 4700 James River Correctional Center(804) 784-3551 Botetourt County Jail (540) 473-8202 Norfolk City Detention (757) 441-5667 Keen Mountain Correctional (276) 498-7411 Brunswick County Jail (434) 848-6012 Northern Neck Reg-Jail Warsaw, (804)333-6419 Lawrenceville Correctional (434) 848-9349 Buchanon County Jail (276) 935-2314 Northwest Regional Jail (540) 665-6374 Lunenburg Correctional Center(434) 696-2045 Buckingham Correctional Center (434) 983-3011 Northumberland County(804) 580-5221 Marion Treatment Center(276) 783-7154 Brunswick Jail (434) 848-6012 Northhampton County (757) 678-0460 Mecklenburg Correctional Center (434) 738-6114 Campbell County Adult Detention (434) 332-9583 Page County Jail (540) 743-1236 Nottoway Correctional Center(434) 767-5543 Central Regional Jail Fluvanna Co, Greene Co, Pamunkey Regional Jail Hanover (804) 537-6400 Petersburg Federal Correctional (804) 733-7881 Louisa Co, Madison Co, Orange Co (540) 672-3222 Patrick County Jail (276) 694-3161 Powhatan Correctional Center(804) 598-4251 Northwest Regional Jail (540) 665-6374 Petersburg City Jail (804) 733-2377, 2369 Pulaski Correctional Center (540) 831-5840 Charlotte County Jail (434) 542-5141 Petersburg City Jail Farm (804) 733-2378 Red Onion State Prison(276) 796-7510 Charlottesville Albemarle Regional (434) 977-6981 Peumansend CreekBowling Green(804) 633-0043 Southampton Correctional Center(434) 658-4174 Chesapeake City Jail (757) 382-6159 Piedmont Jail Farmville (434) 392-1601, St. Brides Correctional Center (757) 421-7141 Chesterfield Jail (804) 768 7344 Pittsylvania County (434) 432-2041 Sussex I State Prison (804) 834-9967 Chesterfield Men’s Diversion (804) 796-4242 Portsmouth City Jail (757) 393-8210, 8295, Sussex II State Prison(804) 834-2678 Culpeper County Jail (540) 727 7900 Rappa Hannock County Jail (540) 675-5300 Virginia Correctional for Women (804) 784-3582 Danville City Jail (434) 799-5135, 799-5233 Rappahannock Regional Jail , Frederisckburg Wallens Ridge State Prison (276) 523-3310 Dickenson County Jail (276) 926-1600 Stafford- (540) 288-5281, Dinwiddie County Jail (804) 469- 4550 Richmond City Jail (804) 646-4464 Diversion Center – Richmond . (804) 371-0606 Correctional Centers Fairfax County Jail (703) 246-2100, REC:246-4423 Richmond city Jail Lock Up (804) 646-6692 Riverside Reg. Jail, Hopewell, VA, Chesterfield, Co, Fauquier County Jail Warrenton (540) 347-6837 Colonial Heights, PR. George (804) 524-6600 Chatham Correctional Center (434) 432-7201 Franklin County (540) 483-3000 Roanoke City Jail (540) 853-2331 Chesterfield Women’s Diversion (804) 796-4242 Gloucester Jail (804) 693-3890 (804) 784-3585 Roanoke County Jail – Salem VA (540) 387-6141, Caroline Correctional Unit #2 (804) 994-2161 Greensville Correctional Center (434) 535-7021 Rockbridge Reg. Jail Lexington (540)464-1188 Cold Springs Corr. Unit #10 (540) 337-1818 Halifax County (434) 476-5500 Rockingham Jail Harrisonburg, (540) 564-3800 Dinwiddie Correctional Unit #27 (804) 265-5744 Hampton City Jail (757) 727-6760 Russell County Jail (276) 889-8033 Halifax Correctional Unit #23(434) 572-2683 Hampton Roads Regional Jail (757) 488-7500 Salem House Detention VA Beach (757) 471-0140 Haynesville Correctional Unit #17 (804) 333-3577 Harrisonburg Correctional 540) 833-2011 Scott County Jail (276) 386-3722 Patrick Henry Corr. Unit #28 (276) 957-2234 Haymarket Correctional (703) 754-4216 Shenandoah Coun JailWoodstock(540) 459-6120 Pocahontas Correctional Unit #13 (804) 796-4277 Henrico County Jail West (804) 501-4581 Shenandoah Valley Det.Staunton(540) 886-0729 Rustburg Correctional Unit #9 (434) 332-7354 Henrico County Jail East (804) 652-1212, 1100 Southampton Coun.Jail Courtland,(757) 653-2157 Staunton Correctional Center (540)332-7500 Henry County Jail (276) 656-4290, 4286, 4270 Southampton County Jail Annex (434) 658-3110 Tazewell Correctional Unit #31 (276) 988-4701 Highlands County Jail (540) 468-2210 Southside Jail – Greeneville (434) 634-2254 Wise Correctional Unit #18 (276) 395-2384 Lancaster County (804) 462-5111 St. Bride’s Corr.Chesapeake (757) 421-7141 White Post Correctional Center (540) 868-7026 Lee County Jail (276) 346-1131 Stafford County Detention (540) 659-2093 Stafford Sheriff’s Office (540) 658-4432 Virginia Department of Corrections Staunton City Jail (540) 245-5338 Sussex Correctional Center (804) 834-9967 (804) 674-3000 P.O. Box 26963 Richmond, VA 23261-6963 TTY Number: (804) 674-3007 Tips for people Sussex County Jail (434) 246-5361 Tazewell County Jail (276) 988-5966 email@example.com Ombudsman Services Unit – P.O. Box 26963 who are incarcerated Tazewell Correctional Center (276) 988-4701 Tidewater Correctional Unit (757) 683-2813 Tidewater Juvenile Detention (757) 382-8810 Richmond, VA 23261 804-674-3014 Investigate and attempt to resolve grievances at appeal level that have experienced Timber Ridge Winchester VA (540) 888-3456 Turning Point (804) 524-7075 of inmates assigned to VA Dept. of Corrections institutes (adult only); internal monitoring of physical abuse or Virginia Beach City Jail prisoner rights within DOC Virginia Peninsula, Williamsburg, James City, York County (757) 820-3900 Office of Investigations – 804-674-3023 medical neglect WallensRidge Correctional Center(276) 523-3310 Warren County Jail (540) 635-4128 Outside Advocacy Washington County Jail (276) 676-6250 Western Tidewater Jail- Suffolk,Isle of Wight, A resource for people in VA POVERTY LAW CENTER 804 - 782 - 9430 Franklin (757)539-3119 201 West Broad Street, Suite 302 prisons, jails, their loved Wise County Jail (276) 431-8000 Richmond, Virginia 23220 University of Virginia Law School ones and advocates. Juvenile Detention Centers Pro Bono Criminal Project 580 Massie Road Room 158D Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-1789 Resource Information and Help for the Alexandria Juvenile Det. (703) 751-3700 Chesterfield Juvenile Detention (804) 748-1460 Disadvantaged P.O.B. 55 Highland Springs, VA CFW Juvenile Center (540) 722-6174 23075 (804) firstname.lastname@example.org Crater Juvenile Detention, Petersburg (804) 732-4031 www.RIHD.org Culpeper County Juvenile CTR (540) 727-3333 Prisoners and Families for Equal Rights and Green House Juvenile Detention. (804) 733-0222 Justice, Inc – P.O. Box 25694 Richmond, VA Henrico Juvenile Detention (804) 501-4946, 4944 23260 Phone 804-573-2519 Elk Hill Juvenile Group Home (804) 457-4866 Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants - Fairfax Juvenile Detention (703) 246-2844 Virginia, Inc. (Virginia C.U.R.E.) P.O. Box 19453 Highlands Juvenile Detention (276) 466-4131 Juvenile Locator (804)371-0700 Alexandria, VA 22320-0453 Phone/fax: 703-765- Loudon Juvenile Detention (703) 771-5200 6549 http://www.vacure.org Lynchburg Juvenile Detention (434) 847-1635 Merrimac Juvenile Detention Center (757) 887-0225 Thanks to the people in prison for sharing their advice Mountain Woods JV – Charlottesville (434) 971-8245 and to the advocacy organizations that also gave input New River Valley Juvenile Detention (540) 382-6181 and guidance. If you have suggestions, tips, or would Newport News JV Detention Center 757 926 8717 like more copies of this pamphlet please contact: Northern Virginia JV Detention Home (703) 751-3700 Prince William Juvenile Det (703) 791-3181 Rappahannock Juvenile Detention (540) 371-4727 Human Rights Coalition -FedUp! Richmond City Juvenile Ctr. (804) 646-3462 5125 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15224 -- Roanoke Juvenile Detention (540) 981-2271 -412-802-8575 email@example.com -Virginia Edition- W.W. Moore Home-Juveniles, Danville(434)799-5295 HRC-FedUp! was co-founded by prisoners and their support Code of Virginia Searchable Database networks to address issues of abuse and medical neglect while made with volunteer labor Website with VA Code on it incarcerated. We are currently focused on issues in Pennsylvania and Virginia. copy at will http://leg1.state.va.us/000/src.htm Instructions for Filing a Regular Grievance Form this information was taken from the actual grievance form and the definitions from VA DOC website According to the code of the state of Virginia, “it shall be unlawful for the Board or any other correctional authority having the care, custody or control of any prisoner in this Commonwealth to make or enforce any rule or regulation providing for the whipping, flogging or administration of any similar corporal punishment of any prisoner, or to give any specific order for or to cause to be administered or personally to administer or inflict any such corporal punishment.” If you have experienced such abuses or medical neglect in the state of Virginia you are required per Division operating Procedure 866 “Inmate Grievance Procedure” to attempt to resolve your complaint in good faith prior to filing a grievance. The institutional Implementation Memorandum 866 details the informal process to use. If the good faith method does not solve the problem, then you should file a grievance keeping in mind that you must submit your grievance within 30 days from the date of the incident or the date in which you discovered the incident. Only one issue per grievance will be addressed. Write your issue only in the space provided on the grievance form, preferably in ink. Regular grievances are submitted through the institutional mail to the Warden/Superintendent’s office and unless returned during intake (see the next paragraph) a receipt should be issued within 2 working days from date the grievance was received. You can also file an emergency grievance. Emergencies are defined as situations or conditions which may subject the inmate to immediate risk of serious personal injury or irreparable harm. Grievances should be accepted for logging unless they are returned. If returned, they will indicate the reason why it was not accepted and if you disagree with the decision to return your grievance, you have 5 calendar days from the date of receipt to submit to the Regional Ombudsman for a review of the intake decision. According to the code of Virginia, the Ombudsman’s role is to “assist management and administration in providing quality assurance to curtail unnecessary inmate litigation and unnecessary expenses to the citizens of Virginia by monitoring the Department's Inmate Grievance Procedure and providing investigative services for Levels I and II of the Procedure.” The Regional Ombudsman’s decision is final. Your institution should provide the necessary addresses. You are also able to withdrawal a grievance but by doing so you agree that there will be no further action on the issue nor will you be able to file any other grievance in the future on the issue. The following guidelines have been written by people who are currently incarcerated in Pennsylvania, augmented by prisoners in Virginia and advocates. 1. Follow the correct procedure for filing a grievance at your facility. Remember: you must exhaust all available administrative remedies (i.e"( i.e. pursue the issues you're complaining about through all levels of appeal available in your institutions' grievance procedure, such as on complaints of alleged deliberate indifference to one's medical needs/physical abuse, etc.) before you can pursue federal litigation according to the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA). Virginia has a similar requirement under state laws regarding claims you may file in its state courts." 2. It is also a good idea to contact the Medical Director and Health Care Administrator for your prison to see what their knowledge of the situation is and if they can help. It is most effective if a family member or loved one can make that call. If you’re outside support person is not a blood relative they may have to be authorized to discuss your medical records. This involves more paperwork but is possible. Keep in mind, even if the staff is not authorized to share information with you over the phone, you can share information with them. Let them know what you know about the situation. If you have absolutely no support, ask a friend if part of their support team would be willing to aid you. Also, try contacting outside organizations. 3. If you have experienced physical abuse try to see medical staff and get documentation if available. Have your support team call your counselor, chaplain, unit manager and the warden to discuss the incident. Try one at a time. You should also keep in mind that medical staff may try to minimize the seriousness of your injuries. Many of them will do this to protect abusive guards from litigation by making your injuries seem 'de- minimus.' By making your injuries seem like minor abuses, you may fail to meet the requirement of 'seriousness' that federal law requires to establish a constitutional violation. Therefore, you may want to have a family member become involved to ensure your injuries are properly addressed and documented. Again, a family member will be most effective at making this call. 4. Tips for the support person on making calls - Try to avoid sounding accusatory on the phone. Counselors are good people to build relationships with as they are supposed to advocate for your loved one although they are not in charge of security or the grievance process. Often times they have such a huge caseload they are not sure who your loved one is and often times they can provide you with information. Calling the prison and building relationships with the staff no matter how hard it seems lets the administrators and staff know, that you are out there paying attention. It is good to know where your loved one in prison is in the grievance procedure. For example, this way you can say: “They have reached this stage of the grievance procedure, nothing is being done. I am concerned, what can I do to make sure my loved one is all right? I am worried, This is what I know what do you know?” It’s best to call before 3pm. If you don’t have long distance and/or it is hard for you to make calls because of your work schedule contact an outside organization for possible help. 5. Make copies of all actions you take. Keep one and try to get at least one copy of everything you do to someone you trust on the outside. 6. Make sure to educate yourself on your medical problem(s) or prescriptions prescribed – this can mean doing your own research and/or getting someone to do it for you or assist you. You can use this information in your efforts to get the institutions medical personnel to address your concerns. You must be your own medical assistant! If the issue is medical care and you have a chronic condition for which you received treatment on the outside, ask your former doctor to write a letter to the prison health staff inquiring about the person's care or to make a phone call to the prison on the person's behalf. Also when researching and seeking info on one’s medical condition/disease, consider connecting with local agencies for info, resources and advice near their prison as a relationship building possibility. 7. Try not to adopt a hostile attitude towards staff members but also never blindly accept what they say to be true without confirmation from other sources (i.e. the research you’ve done). 8. Also, don’t be afraid to complain! Officials will often try to discourage you from complaining and pressure you to drop your complaints. Remember, if you do not exhaust your administrative remedies- by either refusing to complain or dropping your complaints- you will not be able to litigate the matter. 9. Medical malpractice suits should be filed in a state court as the standard of proof is higher in federal court. While it is true medical malpractice cases have a lower standard than deliberate indifference cases in federal courts, in PA, one needs to get another medical professional to certify that the treatment fell below the standard of care. There is an exception to this if the medical care was so negligent that it is obviously below the standard of care. 10. If you have experienced physical abuse and are in state institution, you may want to contact the Office of the Secretary of Public Safety P.O. Box 1475 Richmond, VA 23218 (804) 786-5351 11. Get involved with street organizations that represent prisoners’ rights/health but also do not solely rely on them. Instead, mainly rely on family or any friend you can interest for support and they can also network with the street organizations in helping you. See Resources elsewhere in the guide 12 .Last of all, and very importantly, make smart decisions and keep yourself as healthy as possible by not smoking, eating well, exercising, and doing things that make you feel good – physically, mentally and emotionally.
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