Henrico County Regional Jail East – Barhamsville, VA

Henrico County Regional Jail East is in Henrico County, Virginia and is the main correctional facility for that county. Looking for someone incarcerated at Henrico County Regional Jail East? This page gives you about everything related to Henrico County Regional Jail East,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask them, and also any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Henrico County Regional Jail East
17320 New Kent Highway
Barhamsville, VA 23011

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and need to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Henrico County Regional Jail East you have to go to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Henrico County Regional Jail East Inmate Search is a list of people currently in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can also get info for anyone arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information faster if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be in another jail you can look here: Other County Jails in Virginia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is a picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They will take one and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Henrico County Regional Jail East prisoners can be viewed on the Henrico County Regional Jail East website, or you can view them at the Henrico County Regional Jail East. When you search for mugshots online you have to input their legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot erased from the Henrico County Regional Jail East site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner will be given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total set before you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Henrico County Regional Jail East site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its very simple to do. First, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually ask to use your personal assets as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will be freed. Also, it can depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate has to decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, you should plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so we suggest that you double-check the official Henrico County Regional Jail East jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to write the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and reviewed by staff, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Henrico County Regional Jail East is:

Henrico County Regional Jail East
17320 New Kent Highway
Barhamsville, VA 23011

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Henrico County Regional Jail East
17320 New Kent Highway
Barhamsville, VA 23011


The mail policy at Henrico County Regional Jail East changes, so it would be best to review the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the complicated court system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.

For more info on this subject, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Henrico County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are members of the Virginia State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Henrico County court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a file with a docket and all of the documents in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the website, or by going to the Henrico County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records associated with your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge who presides over your court case. Magistrates do different functions, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you should ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to access the Henrico County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Henrico County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Henrico County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these offenders online, but you should know that you will not see the precise address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that includes a court docket and all documents filed in the case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Henrico County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t find if someone has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Henrico County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Henrico County Regional Jail East is very scary, you will soon get used to the daily routine. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6am, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Henrico County Regional Jail East, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Henrico County Regional Jail East uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    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.

    The rules for sending money to inmates at Henrico County Regional Jail East could change, so you should double check the the Henrico County Regional Jail East website before you send any money.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Henrico County Regional Jail East

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Henrico County Regional Jail East, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Henrico County Regional Jail East

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at Henrico County Regional Jail East? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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