MailGuard Notice

The Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority has contracted with Smart Communications to install Kiosks & Tablets in all housing units and will be available to inmates for outside and internal communications.

To maintain security and safety of the inmates and staff, Effective January 1st, 2021, all inmate postal mail must be sent to the following address…

Smart Communications-Southwest Virginia Regional Jail – (insert Facility Name)

Attention To: (insert INMATE NAME-ID NUMBER)

P.O. Box 9110 (for Abingdon Jail)

P.O. Box 9111 (for Tazewell Jail)

P.O. Box 9112 (for Haysi Jail)

P.O. Box 9113 (for Duffield Jail)

Seminole, FL 33775


The Inmate Name and ID Number must be clearly PRINTED on the outside of the envelope or postcard, to ensure the amil is posted to the correct amount.  Mail not containing the inmate ID Number and the name will be “Returned to Sender”.

All regular inmate postal mail (Postcards, Letters, Greeting Cards, etc.) will be scanned into the system and available to the inmates to view their postal mail via the inmate kiosk/tablets.

Please be advised that when you mail an item, the original document will be destroyed.  Concerning import documents like marriage certificates, birth certificates, social security cards and pictures, please do not mail original documents.  You should only mail copies of these documents or pictures that you do not mind, not getting back.  These will be scanned into the electronic system and destroyed after 30 days.

Upon release inmates can login to the public website at:  HTTPS:// and enter their inmate number and password to download their photos, messages, and postal mail for FREE.

Family and friends are encouraged to communicate with their loved ones incarcerated at the jail.  The mail is a good resource for maintaining that line of communications.


Legal Mail and Money Orders

All Legal mail and money orders will continue to be mailed to the following addresses:

Abingdon Facility


P.O. Box 280

Meadowview, VA 24361

Duffield Facility


P.O. Box 367

Duffield, VA 24244

Haysi Facility


P.O. Box 535

Haysi, VA  24256

Tazewell Facility


115 Court Street

Tazewell, VA 2465


Legal correspondence must be clearly marked as such from an attorney, court, Department of Corrections or the Parole Board.




Inmate Mail Support

Phone: 1-800-333-8856

“The Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority utilizes the services of Praeses LCC, an inmate telecommunications management company. Praeses provides the Authority with their wide variety of telecommunications expertise to assist in providing the best quality calling services available for inmates and their family and friends. If you are having any issues concerning inmate mail services with the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority facilities, please contact Erin Fraser with Praeses at 1-800-333-8856.”