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Using The West Virginia Regional Jail Inmate Search

This is a demonstration of the West Virginia Regional Jails inmate search. The search includes the Central, Eastern, North Central, Northern, Potomac Highlands, South Central, Southern, Southwestern, Tygart Valley, and Western Jails. On the WVRJ search page, enter an inmate's last name. If unsure of the spelling, partial names can be used. First name is optional, searching without it may return more initial results.

What You Might Find With An Inmate Search

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County
Local authority within state boundaries that governs smaller communities.
Jail
Detention facility with criminal detainees awaiting trial or serving shorter sentences.
Inmate
Person in the custody of law enforcement for alleged illegal activity. Prisoner or convict.
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Video Demonstrating The WV Regional Jail Inmate Search

Initial search results contain all inmates in custody that match the search request.In the list are links to inmate details, the inmates last names, first names, middle names if they have one, bithdates and gender. To view detailed information about an individual, click the link labled "View Detail".

The detailed offender information page contains identifying information including an inmate's mugshot then the inmate's full name, height, weight, date of birth, gender, booking date, the facility where the inmate is housed and once again their custody status.

Under the inmate's statistics is information concerning court orders and charges which may include court information or docket numbers. The issuing agency location shows the detaining county or authority and the amount of bail if it has been set.

To choose from previous results, use the "Return To Offender Search Results" link to go back to the last list of inmates shown. To start over, simply follow the link marked "Return To Offender Search".

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Regional designations for the nouns "county" or "state" include "parish" and "commonwealth", confusing for non-residents. Localized terminology is indicated using headings to match users, not operators, like a phone book. Regional designations for the nouns "county" or "state" include "parish" and "commonwealth", confusing for non-residents. Localized terminology is indicated using headings to match users, not operators, like a phone book.

Keeping you up to speed

Terminology can get confusing, especially if the location has a different vocabulary when talking about confinement. After looking at every possible agency website, we note the most common expressions used locally with synonyms. New features are being designed and tested improving search ability to your experience easier.