New River Valley Regional Jail
~About Us~

   Member Jurisdictions :

The New River Valley Regional Jail serves the counties of Bland, Carroll, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Pulaski, Wythe and the city of Radford.  


Mission Statement/Goals and Objectives


With over 150 full-time staff, NRVRJ is an important New River Valley employer.  Click here for more information. 


Construction on the 140,000 square foot facility began in May of 1997 on a 28 acre site located in the Dublin Industrial Park in Dublin, Va.  Brown & Root Construction Company was contracted to build the facility at a cost of $28.4 million dollars with the State of Virginia sharing half of the cost associated with the construction. The jail was built utilizing pre-cast concrete structures that were manufactured by the Tindall Company of Petersburg, Virginia.   These units were built off-site and trucked to the Dublin site. This process of using pre-cast concrete units accelerated the construction phase.

Photo by Brown and Root Construction

Photo by Thompson + Litton

The newly built regional jail housed its first prisoners on April 27, 1999.   The initial inmate count after all of the local facilities were closed was 248 men and women.   Since that time the inmate population has doubled and includes federal inmates as well as inmates from outside jurisdictions.   The new building houses administrative offices, a magistrate's office, public and professional visiting areas, kitchen, laundry, library, classrooms, medical unit, basketball court, two contained outdoor recreation yards, and a secure vehicle sallyport for loading and unloading prisoners.

The New River Valley Regional Jail utilizes state-of-the-art technology throughout its facility.  Each control room is equipped to control everything in a housing unit from cell doors and individual lights to telephones and televisions.  Every main area of the interior and exterior is monitored by security cameras.  The Booking Department has the capability to take digital fingerprints and transmit the information to a central data bank.  It also has the equipment necessary to conduct video arraignments with the courts of member jurisdictions thus reducing the need for inmates to leave the building. 

Photo by Thompson + Litton