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Welcome to Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority

The Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority serves the Virginia Counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise and the City of Norton. The Authority operates four facilities located in Abingdon, Duffield, Haysi and Tazewell within Southwest Virginia. The primary function of the facility is to house inmates for the participating jurisdictions, including both male and female inmates.


Mission Statement

The mission of this facility is to provide jail services aimed at the ensuring the safety of the community, staff and inmates. Professionally trained staff will maintain security and control of inmates in a humane and constitutional environment. We will offer self-improvement programs for positive attitudinal and behavioral change to assist in the transition of inmates back to their communities.