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.
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