The Meherrin River Regional Jail is a state-of-the-art adult detention facility that serves three member jurisdictions: Brunswick County, Dinwiddie County, and Mecklenburg County. We have two facilities. Our main facility is located in Alberta, VA and has a housing capacity of 697 offenders and our satellite facility, located in Boydton, VA has a housing capacity for 80 offenders.
If you find you need more information or have further questions, please call us at (434) 949-6700.
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 is a federal law established to support the elimination and prevention of sexual assault and sexual misconduct in correctional systems. PREA addresses both inmate-to-inmate sexual assault and staff-to-inmate sexual assault. The Meherrin River Regional Jail fully supports the guidelines set forth in this law and has ZERO-TOLERANCE for any and all incidents of sexual assault and sexual misconduct in accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003. More information is on our Documents page.
Our Contact An Offender section (located in our navigation menu) provides answers to your questions regarding how to send a letter, call or visit an offender, send money to an account, etc.
MRRJ Just Like Home is a program to send a food gift to an offender. The goal of this program is to improve morale and remind them that they are remembered by people 'back home'. Orders are securely received and prepared by our Kitchen Staff.
The Virginia VINE System is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender's custody status changes. The VINE toll-free number for the Virginia VINE system is (800) 467-4943. This service is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status.
If your offender is housed in our facility, you can search our current offenders and click on the Victim Notification link. You will be redirected to the Virginia VINE site so you can register for notifications.
You may also search the VINE database for any offender regardless of the facility in which they are housed.
VINE Smartphone App.
The Meherrin River Regional Jail, which is a joint effort between Brunswick, Dinwiddie and Mecklenburg Counties, opened on July 1, 2012. The $52 million facility includes a satellite jail in Mecklenburg County and employs approximately 189 people, creating much needed jobs for the area.
The Meherrin River Regional Jail is located in the Alberta area of Brunswick County, Virginia. The facility consists of two buildings including a support building (administration, food service, laundry, intake and booking, medical, visitation, etc.) and a housing building (offender dormitories and cells, recreation, and security areas). In addition, a firearms range is located behind the Jail so that security employees can practice and qualify in marksmanship.
The Meherrin River Regional Jail Authority expressed the desire to incorporate high performance and sustainable strategies into the project. This project achieved certification under the U. S. Green Building Council's LEED certification.
The 697-bed Meherrin River Regional Jail is located along U.S. Route 1 near Alberta. It houses both male and female offenders from Dinwiddie, Brunswick and Mecklenburg Counties. A Satellite Facility is located just off of Highway 58 in Boydton, VA and is an 80-bed facility for pre-trial and work release offenders. The Satellite Facility also houses male and female offenders.
Crystal Willett was appointed Superintendent of Meherrin River Regional Jail. She was originally hired by the Authority as the Finance Director of the Jail. Brent Wright was appointed Deputy Superintendent of the Jail. Major Wright comes to the jail from the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.