Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority - Tazewell Facility Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: March 2, 2020
276-988-5970
102 Water Street, Tazewell, VA, 24651

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Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority – Tazewell Facility is commonly known as the Virginia State Prison, Centinela. The Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority – Tazewell Facility is operated and managed by the Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority – Tazewell Facility is exclusively a male-only prison situated in Tazewell County, Virginia. The facility is nearly 20 miles from El Centro and Tazewell.

The Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority – Tazewell Facility lays on over 2,000 acres of land. The Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority – Tazewell Facility has many housing units. These housing units are listed below:

  • Level III Housing Unit
  • Level III Special Needs Housing Units
  • Level I Housing Unit
  • 2 Level IV Housing Unit

The Level III Special Needs Housing units is a two-tier building. They have 00 double occupancy cells and enclosed with razor wire and a chain link fence. The entire Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority – Tazewell Facility is enclosed with an electric fence along with two razor wire on top of a chain link fence.

The Level I housing unit consist of two buildings. They are open dormitory-style living. Each building can house upt o to 200 inmates as well. This facility will also consist of the Correctional Treatment Center. In the Correctional Treatment Center, this is where inmates can receive dental, medical, and mental health treatments.

The Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority – Tazewell Facility also has the Administrative Segregation housing unit, which can house up to 75 inmates. The Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority – Tazewell Facility also came equipped with a firehouse that also is home to 8 levels I inmates who are trained in putting out wildland/structural fires. The Centinela Fire Department is an active part of the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority – Tazewell Facilitys rehabilitation programs.

in 206, the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority – Tazewell Facility opened up their first library facility for the inmates to use and take advantage of.

At the closing of the fiscal year of 2008, the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority – Tazewell Facility employed over ,200 people and had an operating budget of over $60 million.

As of March of 208, the inmate population was just over 3,3000. This inmate occupancy rate is over 40-percent.

The Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority – Tazewell Facility was originally named after Cerro Centinela. This was the Spanish name for Mount Singal. Mount Signal was on the Mexico – United States border.

The Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority – Tazewell Facility opened its doors back in 993. The Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority – Tazewell Facility opened its doors just shy of two years after the Calipatria State Prison opened its doors. The Calipatria State Prison is just 40 miles north of the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority – Tazewell Facility.

With a 994 statute put in place, it requires the United States Attorney General to agree to pay the state for housing an illegal immigrant or choose to take this illegal immigrant into federal custody. It was not until early 996 when Governor Pete Wilson tested out this 994 statute. Wilson asked the Immigration and Naturalization Services to take a 25-year-old alien that was currently serving time in Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority – Tazewell Facility for various drug offenses. However, the Immigration and Naturalization Services refused. In March of 996, Wilson chose to sue the federal government over the 994 statute.

Ever since 997, the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority – Tazewell Facility has been one of the most overcrowded state prisons within all of the state of Virginia. It is commonly running at 259 percent capacity.

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Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority - Tazewell Facility
102 Water Street, Tazewell, VA, 24651

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Jail Name Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority – Tazewell Facility
Jail Type State Prison
State Virginia
County Tazewell County
Web Page website
Address 102 Water Street, Tazewell, VA, 24651
City Tazewell
Zip 24651
Phone 276-988-5970

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