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Rockingham County Regional Jail

Telephone Calls:

All calls are collect calls from the housing area.  Incoming calls are not possible through the inmate phone system and the only messages that will be delivered are those from and inmate's attorney and those pertaining to an emergency situation.  All calls may be recorded at any time.

Pay-Tel is contracted to manage the inmate phone system.  To set up an account or to place a block on your phone, please call 1-800-Pay-Tell.


There are no limits to the number of letters an inmate may send or receive. 

Inmates may subscribe to and receive though the mail the following:

  • Magazines- Direct from publisher / distributor only (No pornographic material)
  • Newspapers - Direct from publisher / distributor only (No photocopying of pages)
  • Books - Direct from publisher / distributor only (Books cannot be larger than 8"x11")
  • Puzzle or word find books - Direct from publisher / distributor only (pages or photocopies of puzzle, word finds, coloring books, or copies from pages of books are not allowed)

*A distributor would be one of the following: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Books-a-Million.  Photocopying of pages from books or magazines or books published on computers will not be allowed)

Any mail received by the Regional Jail that is from an inmate to an inmate in this facility will not be delivered nor will it be returned to the sender. The mail will be shredded.

Letters with stickers, tape, glue, paint, glitter pens, etc. are not allowed in the facility.  Incoming mail containing stickers, tape, glue, paint, glitter, etc. will be returned to sender.  The facility will also refuse the following:

  • Packages
  • Unknown substances: perfume, whiteout, glitter, etc.
  • Large envelopes (no larger than a legal sized manila envelope)
  • Bulk rate mail
  • Pornographic material
  • All ink colors other than black, blue, or pencil
  • Magic markers, crayons
  • Blank paper, envelopes, cards
  • Stamps
  • Musical, home-made, oversized cards
  • Photocopies
  • Pages from books, magazines or newspapers
  • Maps (that affect the ssecurity of any facility or surrounding areas)
  • Provocative pictures or drawings
  • Polaroid pictures
  • Opaque wrapped items
  • Letters that are sprayed with perfume
  • Inmate to inmate correspondence (this facility, other jails, prisons, or facilities).

To speed up delivery of inmate mail, it is important that incoming mail be properly addressed, as illustrated in this example:

John Doe, Pod (Enter Number)
Rockingham-Harrisonburg Regional Jail
25 S. Liberty St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801


In accordance with the Board of Corrections Standard 6VAC15-40-650 items of contraband received through the mail will be destroyed (unless charges are placed).


Newspaper, books, magazines or any unauthorized item(s) mailed into the facility by family or friends will be considered contraband.  Both the inmate and the sender will receive notice of the Board of Corrections Standard (above).  Unauthorized items received through the mail must be picked up at the lobby window within 10 days or they are returned to sender.  Unauthorized items will NOT be stored.  If the items are not picked up within ten days it will be destroyed.


John Doe, Pod (Enter Number)
Rockingham-Harrisonburg Regional Jail
25 S. Liberty St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801


Inmates are permitted to establish financial accounts, to use in the purchase of canteen items, such as hygiene items, toiletries, snacks, etc. All monies sent to inmates must be in the form of cash, money order, certified or government check. No personal checks will be accepted by the Jail.

Inmates may send out their money from the jail to whomever they choose. The Regional Jail will write checks for inmates to mail out. The cost of the check is $1. The only exception is that a check cannot be made out for another inmate at this facility. All checks must be mailed. They may not be picked up at the facility.


The following visitation schedule will be followed for inmates in the Rockingham Regional Jail. The male inmates who are housed on the second floor will have visiting on Saturdays and the female inmates will have visiting on Saturday evenings.  The inmates housed on the third floor will have visiting on Sundays. All visits will be 30 minutes, and the number of adult visitors allowed at any time will be three. A photo ID is required in order to visit.

All visitors must be at the Jail 30 minutes prior to the start of their scheduled visiting time to sign in.  If you miss the sign in time you will not be allowed to visit.

The following is the time schedules that will be followed. There will be no exceptions to this visiting change. Special visits will still be allowed as stated in the inmate handbook.

2 South, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 3 South, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
2 North, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. 3 North, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Female Visits, 7:00pm-8:00pm

All minors, under the age of 18, must be accompanied by an adult. Smoking or eating is not permitted in the visitation room.

Inmates are allowed to have two visitors who are not of the immediate family. The immediate family will include only the following persons: mother, father, grandparents, spouse, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, step parents. All other persons, including in-laws, step-children, half-brothers and half-sisters, etc., must be put on the inmate's non-family visitation list. An inmate's non-family visitation list can only be changed every 90 days.