South Central Regional Jail
1001 Centre Way
Charleston, WV 25309-1001
Phone: (304) 558-1336
The South Central Regional Jail is located in the Capitol City of Charleston, West Virginia, and is one of ten regional jails that will be operating in our state. This facility was opened in 1993 and its podular design consists of three upgraded pods which house approximately 350 inmates with a maximum capacity of 372. The South Central Region is comprised of Kanawha and Jackson Counties; however, until the Western Regional Jail is completed, inmates from Lincoln and Putnam Counties are also housed at the South Central Regional Jail. Of course, the jail also houses city, state, and federal inmates.
The facility contains a modern computerized Booking Department; the state’s only Forensic Evaluation Unit; a closed-circuit video communication system known as the “Courtroom of the Future” which allows various hearings to be held without offenders ever leaving the facility; a gymnasium; a medical unit manned around the clock; a full-time teacher; a counseling staff; a professional training staff and training facility; and much more. The facility is staffed by 82 uniformed correctional officers and approximately thirty non-uniformed staff members. The uniformed staff is well disciplined and maintains a military-style rank structure headed by an Administrator, a Chief Correctional Officer, and a 1st Sergeant.