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justvicki
04-18-2004, 02:58 AM
RD 2, Box 1
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-843-4067

The Northern Regional Jail is located in Moundsville, West Virginia, and is one of ten regional jails that will ultimately be built in the State of West Virginia. This facility, which opened in October 1994, is one of the only facilities in the country that houses both a regional jail and a prison. Two of the four pods at Northern Regional Jail house pre-trial and misdemeanant jail inmates; and two pods, operated by the Division of Corrections, house convicted felons. Each pod houses approximately a hundred inmates. The jail serves five counties which include Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, and Wetzel.

The Northern Regional Jail has a medical unit which is operated 24 hours a day, a gymnasium, dining facility, a classroom with a full-time teacher, a newly computerized booking area, counseling staff, a law library, and much more. The facility is staffed with fifty uniformed correctional officers and approximately seventeen non-uniformed support personnel. The regional jail operations within the facility function on a military rank structure and are directed by an Administrator, a Chief Correctional Officer, and a 1st Sergeant.

Located in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and nestled against the Ohio River, Moundsville is a quiet community of approximately 15,000 people. There are several historical landmarks in the area including the old West Virginia Penitentiary and the Indian Burial Mound and Museum. Located within a short driving distance is the neighboring City of Wheeling. One of the nationís oldest cities, historical Wheeling is home to the Capital Music Hall, Wheeling Downs Race Track and Gambling Resort, Wheeling Nailers hockey games, Ohio Valley Greyhounds indoor football league, and Oglebay Park, which offers golfing, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, a zoo, or just the great outdoors.


Across the river, and located just a few minutes away, is the location for the Jamboree in the Hills, which is loaded with the nationís favorite country music stars and thousands of screaming fans in mid-July. West Virginia is a beautiful state with a multitude of outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. In the Northern Panhandle Region, there is an abundance of streams, lakes, and, of course, the Ohio River. For shopping needs, downtown Wheeling and the valleyís largest mall are both just minutes from the jail. Pittsburgh is only an hour from the jail where metropolitan life can be enjoyed ranging from the Andy Warhol Museum to professional sports teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates who moved into their new stadiums in 2001.

Visiting:

Walk-in registration accepted.

A Non-Contact visit with a segregated inmate and a regular contact visit must be pre-approved and scheduled by staff at the inmate's request.

Each inmate may receive only one (1) visit per day.

All visitation rules will be followed, or the visit will be terminated.

Monday Non-Contact: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday Non-Contact (Segregated Inmates): 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday Non-Contact: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday No Visitation
Friday Non-Contact: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday Contact Visitation: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sunday No Visitation

mmae
10-13-2005, 12:26 PM
Hi everyone.
I'm very new to this and extremly worried and scared for my brother. He just recently went to Northern Regional Jail. I'm scared he's going to get hurt or even raped.??? Does anyone know if this happens often in there??? Please help.

butterfly1230
11-05-2005, 07:57 PM
Hi my name is Krystin and I wanted to reply and try to give you some comfort. I was in the northern regional jail for 3 months and i just got out on 10-02-05. It is nothing like you think, it's hard being in there but rape and stuff like that don't happen in the regional jail. You get to take individuale showers and you are watched 24 hours a day. I have a few male friends in there who have also said that nothing bad ever happens. I know what your going through because i've been there. I hope this gives you some comfort and if you have anymore questions feel free to ask. Sincerly Krystin

JAM29
05-22-2007, 05:41 PM
Hi my name is Krystin and I wanted to reply and try to give you some comfort. I was in the northern regional jail for 3 months and i just got out on 10-02-05. It is nothing like you think, it's hard being in there but rape and stuff like that don't happen in the regional jail. You get to take individuale showers and you are watched 24 hours a day. I have a few male friends in there who have also said that nothing bad ever happens. I know what your going through because i've been there. I hope this gives you some comfort and if you have anymore questions feel free to ask. Sincerly Krystin
what happens when you enter and when released?

justvicki
05-22-2007, 06:04 PM
Jam29

Can you be a little more specific with your question? Are you needing information about West Virginia facilities? Thank you.

JAM29
05-23-2007, 10:46 AM
Jam29

Can you be a little more specific with your question? Are you needing information about West Virginia facilities? Thank you.
what happens once i enter? yes, im needing info on west virginia facilties?

justvicki
05-23-2007, 08:50 PM
You are booked and processed. Showered, deloused, clothes and linens are issued, then taken to your housing pod and assigned cell. Regional jails do not offer much as far as programming is concerned and meals are nothing to write home about. Commissary is also fairly limited and is only once, maybe twice a week. You will get one hour of outside rec per day depending on staffing, and depending on the facility, one or two days on indoor rec per week. There is only one TV in the pod and stations are normally limited to two stations - usually a local affiliate and PBS.

Some facilities have "movie night" either on Friday or Saturday and some facilities allow "Monday Night Football" to finish before locking down for count. Most inmates spend their time playing cards, reading, writing letters, making phone calls, etc.

Are you a WVDOC sentenced inmate?

JAM29
05-24-2007, 12:48 PM
You are booked and processed. Showered, deloused, clothes and linens are issued, then taken to your housing pod and assigned cell. Regional jails do not offer much as far as programming is concerned and meals are nothing to write home about. Commissary is also fairly limited and is only once, maybe twice a week. You will get one hour of outside rec per day depending on staffing, and depending on the facility, one or two days on indoor rec per week. There is only one TV in the pod and stations are normally limited to two stations - usually a local affiliate and PBS.

Some facilities have "movie night" either on Friday or Saturday and some facilities allow "Monday Night Football" to finish before locking down for count. Most inmates spend their time playing cards, reading, writing letters, making phone calls, etc.

Are you a WVDOC sentenced inmate?
no,im not wvdoc sentenced inmate. just county time. do i take my shower and delousing alone? can i bring any thing with me? do i get searched at all? do i have a roommate and what is my room like? what happens when they get you for rec?

justvicki
05-24-2007, 01:09 PM
No, you are showered and deloused in the presence of a CO. You cannot bring anything with you. With the overcrowding in the jails in WV, you will most definitely have a roommate. Your cell is concrete and cinder block with a door that closes and is controlled by the CO's in the observation tower. Not much happens at either outdoor or indoor rec. Outdoor is cinderblock surrounded with a concrete floor and razor wire roof. Not very attractive, but at least you are able to get some sunshine and fresh air. Indoor rec is in a gym.

JAM29
05-24-2007, 01:54 PM
No, you are showered and deloused in the presence of a CO. You cannot bring anything with you. With the overcrowding in the jails in WV, you will most definitely have a roommate. Your cell is concrete and cinder block with a door that closes and is controlled by the CO's in the observation tower. Not much happens at either outdoor or indoor rec. Outdoor is cinderblock surrounded with a concrete floor and razor wire roof. Not very attractive, but at least you are able to get some sunshine and fresh air. Indoor rec is in a gym.
do i delouse myself? do i keep my underclothing and shoes? do they search me at all?

justvicki
05-24-2007, 04:43 PM
Once unclothed the CO does a visual search and you will have to squat and cough. The CO will then spray you with a solution for lice which you will rub in and you then shower. You keep none of your own underclothes or shoes. That will be issued to you along with your "oranges" and linens.

JAM29
05-24-2007, 05:50 PM
Once unclothed the CO does a visual search and you will have to squat and cough. The CO will then spray you with a solution for lice which you will rub in and you then shower. You keep none of your own underclothes or shoes. That will be issued to you along with your "oranges" and linens.
do i do this all in front of a co being male or female? does my whole body get sprayed? are you saying they also issue me underclothing and shoes with my "oranges" which are two piece? how does visitation go?

justvicki
05-24-2007, 09:43 PM
If you are male a male CO dresses you out. Female COs dress out female inmates. Your entire body including your hair will be sprayed. All of your outer and underclothing, including shoes and socks are issued by the jail. Some facilities do have t shirts and boxers on commissary that you can purchase. Visitation hours and days vary from facility to facility. Northern's are listed in the very first post in this thread, but since it has been some time since it was posted you may want to call the facility for verification. Contact visits have to be requested by the inmate and approved by the counselor. They are an hour long, but I can't remember how many you are allowed to have in a month - for some reason, I think only one. All other visits are behind glass and are usually 30 minutes.

JAM29
05-24-2007, 09:49 PM
If you are male a male CO dresses you out. Female COs dress out female inmates. Your entire body including your hair will be sprayed. All of your outer and underclothing, including shoes and socks are issued by the jail. Some facilities do have t shirts and boxers on commissary that you can purchase. Visitation hours and days vary from facility to facility. Northern's are listed in the very first post in this thread, but since it has been some time since it was posted you may want to call the facility for verification. Contact visits have to be requested by the inmate and approved by the counselor. They are an hour long, but I can't remember how many you are allowed to have in a month - for some reason, I think only one. All other visits are behind glass and are usually 30 minutes.
thanks for your help and has helped alot.

justvicki
05-25-2007, 12:54 AM
Your welcome. Good luck!

JAM29
05-25-2007, 08:08 AM
Your welcome. Good luck!
thank you for this comment and it made it a little more easy. is my back side sprayed also? what do they have for time schedule from wake up til bed time and can you wear street clothes rather then the issued clothes for court? are you also in restraints?

justvicki
05-25-2007, 01:31 PM
You are sprayed front and back. I can't remember meal times, but breakfast is fairly early. You aren't required to get up for it, if you don't want to eat. Lockdown is at 11 pm. Again, remember it might vary from facility to facility. Unless the judge orders that you can wear street clothes, you are transported to court in your oranges and you are handcuffed and shackled. You will remain that way in the court, unless the judge orders that the restraints be removed.

JAM29
05-26-2007, 02:51 PM
You are sprayed front and back. I can't remember meal times, but breakfast is fairly early. You aren't required to get up for it, if you don't want to eat. Lockdown is at 11 pm. Again, remember it might vary from facility to facility. Unless the judge orders that you can wear street clothes, you are transported to court in your oranges and you are handcuffed and shackled. You will remain that way in the court, unless the judge orders that the restraints be removed.
how thick do they spray you and long do you get to rub the spray on you? how close does the co come to you when they spray and how is my head sprayed? what type of footwear to i get and how much issued clothes?

justvicki
05-26-2007, 11:23 PM
You are saturated from and back and you rub in the delousing spray for a couple of minutes before you shower it off. The use a spray bottle to apply it your skin and hair and the CO stands about two feet away. You are issued two sets of oranges (tops and bottoms), 2-4 sets of underclothes including socks, and shoes are brown plastic slides.

JAM29
05-27-2007, 12:17 AM
You are saturated from and back and you rub in the delousing spray for a couple of minutes before you shower it off. The use a spray bottle to apply it your skin and hair and the CO stands about two feet away. You are issued two sets of oranges (tops and bottoms), 2-4 sets of underclothes including socks, and shoes are brown plastic slides.
you are making it more easy on me so i wont be so nervous and start shaking really bad especially on the delousing spray procedure. so ill be sprayed pretty thick from front and back including my hair? im still going to be a little nervous and shaking once naked waiting to be sprayed with the co being that close,rubing my entire body and privates being watched that close which includes the shower. is this all done in private with the co or are there more people like inmates? do they tell you step by step whats going to be done once they tell me to undress untill im in a cell? do they watch all this on camera and do they tell you how to stand for the delousing?

justvicki
05-27-2007, 03:07 AM
The entire delousing procedure is over fairly quickly 2-3 minutes and it's just you and the CO. It is not on camera. Believe me, the CO wants it over as quickly as you do and they will explain what to do. The spray is fairly potent so you are just misted with it and have to rub on your skin and through your hair then shower. You will be given a set of clothing before you shower so you can put them on afterwards. Once you are dressed out you take your clothing, linens, towels in a mesh laudry bag and are escorted to your housing unit.

JAM29
05-28-2007, 11:56 AM
The entire delousing procedure is over fairly quickly 2-3 minutes and it's just you and the CO. It is not on camera. Believe me, the CO wants it over as quickly as you do and they will explain what to do. The spray is fairly potent so you are just misted with it and have to rub on your skin and through your hair then shower. You will be given a set of clothing before you shower so you can put them on afterwards. Once you are dressed out you take your clothing, linens, towels in a mesh laudry bag and are escorted to your housing unit.
im glad it would be over in 2-3 minutes from being unclothed to dressing out in front of the co, and explain what t do. the spray is strong then? ill be less nervos and shaking also knowing its only me and the co. can i work once inside?

justvicki
05-28-2007, 02:49 PM
there are some work assignments, but not a lot. it will depend on the length of your sentence as jail sentenced inmates get time off for working. the jobs usually go to those with longer sentences.

JAM29
05-28-2007, 06:47 PM
there are some work assignments, but not a lot. it will depend on the length of your sentence as jail sentenced inmates get time off for working. the jobs usually go to those with longer sentences.
do the sentenced inmates wear difernt colored uniform and is there work release? ill find out what happens in my intial appearence to see if i go to jail right away and get transported from there till sentenced.

justvicki
05-28-2007, 10:01 PM
Unless you are sentenced to weekend time only there is no work release at the regionals. All inmates wear orange.