Rockingham Regional Jail


Telephone Calls:

Inmates are allowed to make telephone calls from their individual housing area--6 a.m.-11 p.m. All calls are collect.


There are no limits to the number of letters an inmate may send or receive. Inmates may subscribe to and receive through the mail, magazines, newspapers and books--directly from the publisher.  Bookstores and online ordering such as "" are distributors not publishers.   Magazines, newspapers and books that advocate the violent overthrow of government or which advocate violence or rebellion against authority, or that violate U.S. postal regulations will not be allowed. Stickers are not allowed in the facility. Incoming mail with stickers on it will be returned to sender.

Effective April 10, 2001, any mail received by the Regional Jail that is from an inmate or to an inmate in this facility will not be delivered nor will it be returned to the sender. The mail will be shredded.

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


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.


Effective May 1, 2001, 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 increased from 20 minutes to 30 minutes, and the number of adult visitors allowed at any time will be increased from two to 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, 6-7:30 p.m.

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.


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