160 Peregory Lane
Charlottesville, VA. 22902
Inmate Information Ext. 237
The jail opened in the fall of 1974 as a result of the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle deciding to build a new regional jail for housing local prisoners and closing the doors of their outdated jails. The staff from the city and county jails were combined and the name given to the facility was the Albemarle-Charlottesville Joint Security Complex. The name was changed to the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail in 1996.
To detain both pre-sentenced and sentenced inmates from the Albemarle, Charlottesville and Nelson jurisdictions who present a physical threat to the community or themselves, sentenced to jail , or a risk of not appearing for court hearings. The facility will be maintained and operated to safely and securely house individuals lawfully arrested and charged with a criminal offense by law enforcement agencies supporting the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. In addition to housing local inmates, the facility may accept federal and state inmates and on a temporary basis.