Frequently asked questions:
Can I send mail to an inmate?
Inmate Mail - Inmates at the Montgomery County Jail are allowed to receive mail. Mail will be given out to inmates as it arrives at the Jail each day, Monday through Friday, except on federal and state holidays. All illegal items discovered in the mail will be seized. Money received in the mail will be deposited in the inmate’s financial account. This money should be in the form of money orders or certified check. No personal checks will be accepted. It is not recommended that cash be sent through the mail. If the inmate is no longer incarcerated at our facility, the incoming mail will be promptly forwarded or returned to the sender. C.O.D. and postage due mail will not be accepted.
Inmates may subscribe to and receive through the mail, any newspaper or magazine ONLY if it comes directly from the publisher. The following exceptions are not allowed:
1. Pornographic material;
2. Publications, which violate United States Postal regulations;
3. Publications, which may affect the security of the Jail; or
4. Publications, which could be used to promote illegal activity.
Inmates receiving subscriptions will be responsible for the subscriptions being paid for and forwarded when they leave this institution. There is no limit on the amount of mail that an inmate may receive or send; however, accumulations of mail and/or paperwork will be limited to prevent fire hazards and will be released by the inmate to family or friends.
The mailing address for the Montgomery County Jail is:
MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL
16 SOUTH FRANKLIN STREET
CHRISTIANSBURG, VA 24073
When can I visit an inmate?
Inmate Visitation - An inmate may have up to five (5) visitors listed on an approved visitors list at any one time. These five persons must be cleared and approved before they will be allowed to visit. Changes to an inmate’s visitor list will be in writing and at least a week in advance before the desired visit. Frequent or weekly changes to an inmate’s visitor list will not be allowed.
Designated visiting hours are as follows:
PROTECTIVE CUSTODY OR JUVENILES: SATURDAY 2:00PM-3:00PM
FEMALES: TUESDAY, THURSDAY, OR SATURDAY 6:00PM-7:00PM
MALES: TUESDAY, THURSDAY, OR SATURDAY 7:00PM-9:00PM
All inmates are allowed one fifteen (15) minute visit per week. Inmates may have visitors on only one of the three days listed above.
Rules for visitors regarding visitation:
All visitors must register.
All visitors must have proper identification with picture.
All visitors must be cooperative and orderly.
All visitors must not litter in the visitation area.
All children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Proof of guardianship will be required.
All visitors are subject to search.
All visitors will be properly dressed or they will be denied visitation.
Any visitor who appears to be under the influence of an intoxicant will be denied visitation and may be arrested.
A maximum of 1 visitor will be allowed in the visiting room at a time. A parent of legal guardian must accompany a juvenile.
Convicted felons will not be allowed to visit inmates; the Jail Captain must approve any exceptions.
Inmates under disciplinary detention, classification holding, or medical isolation will be denied visits from family or friends. This restriction does not apply to attorneys, physicians, bondsmen, or ministers.
What kind of property can I bring an inmate?
Inmate Property - Items that a visitor may leave for the inmate consist of the following items: Eyeglasses, Contacts, Money, Hearing Aids, and Prescription Medications. All items brought into the facility for the inmate are inspected and signed for by the person bringing them in and the receiving deputy. All items brought to the jail for inmates shall be given to the inmate as soon as possible. Inmates once classified have access to Commissary items and may place an order each week.