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Adult Detention Center
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The Fauquier County Adult Detention Center’s primary purpose is to house and safely keep all prisoners remanded to the custody of the Sheriff. Also, we are responsible for the transportation of prisoners to appropriate federal, state, county and local facilities. The Fauquier County Adult Detention Center is operational 24 hours daily.

The ADC runs several programs that allow inmates to be given opportunities to participate in employment, educational, vocational and rehabilitative services.

Contact Information

Mailing address:
Fauquier County Adult Detention Center
50 Lee Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Phone: (540) 422-8700
Fax: (540) 422-8710

After Hours and Emergency: (540) 347-3300
1st Sgt. Mark L. Lavoie
Work Release/EIP

Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center

Fauquier County has also become a partner with the Clarke/Frederick/Fauquier/Winchester Regional Jail ( located in Winchester, Virginia. This partnership allows us to transfer inmates due to the over population, security, and medical concerns.

Programs and Services

Trustee Program
  • Trustee Program – This is a highly structured program that allows inmates to work in and around the facility to perform such tasks as food service, cleaning, and minor repair work.
Fauquier County General Services Work Program
  • Fauquier County General Services Work Program – This program is managed by the Fauquier County General Services Division, bonded by the Fauquier Circuit Court to supervise these inmates. Inmates are utilized to provide a range of services from cleaning county buildings to lawn maintenance. Inmates are permitted to participate in this program provided they meet all program criteria. These guidelines insure the safety and security of the citizens of Fauquier County.
Work Release Program
  • Work Release Program – The Work Release Program allows inmates that are sentenced within program guidelines and have minimal sentences to maintain employment while serving their sentence. On site job checks as well as alcohol and drug screens are performed routinely. Employers are also required to monitor participants while at work.
Electronic Incarceration Program
  • Electronic Incarceration Program –Home incarceration is an alternative, cost-effective method of incarceration by electronic monitoring that allows inmates to remain productive in society. Eligibility requirements include but are not limited to:
    • Good conduct while incarcerated
    • Having a permanent local address
    • Having a residential phone
    • Participants must pay fees and are subject to random home visits and random drug/alcohol screens.
Persons with a prior history of escape, sex crimes, drug distribution or other violent crimes will not qualify for this program.


OTHER PROGRAMS - Aside from inmate work programs we also offer religious, substance abuse, and counseling services that are provided by outside organizations and volunteers. Detailed information about these programs is given during the booking process and available in the inmate handbook.


Inmates are allowed one visit per week :

Male Inmate visiting hours are as follows:
12:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.

Female Inmate visiting hours are as follows:
12:00 P.M. to 12:30 P.M.

Visitors may be friends or relatives. Each inmate is required to complete a registration form that list no more than three authorized visitors. The list may be changed once every thirty days.

No one under the age of 18 may visit unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Visitors are required to identify themselves and are subject to search.

Visitors are required to have an assigned time for visitation. All visitors must call the ADC booking desk at 540-422-8700 the day of the requested visitation, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. for their appointment time. Visits last approximately 20-25 minutes.

No clothing, food or other items will be accepted. Inmates are able to purchase hygiene items, clothing and various snack foods, etc., from our commissary. Funds may be applied to an inmate's account in the form of a money order or cashier's check. no cash will be accepted.

Inmates are allowed access to current periodicals and the jail library once per week. They may also receive books and magazines that are shipped directly from the publisher.

If you wish to establish an account for an inmate for the telephone system, you may do so by calling 1-800-PAYTELL.

Inmate Privileges

Inmates have access to telephones to make collect calls. They may not receive incoming calls or messages unless it is a life/death emergency, which will be verified by Corrections Staff prior to issuing the message to the inmate.

Inmates are permitted to establish financial accounts, to use in the purchase of canteen items, such as hygiene items, toiletries, snacks, etc. All monies sent to inmates must be in the form of cashier’s check or money order made out to the inmate. No personal checks or cash will be accepted by the ADC.

Incarceration Information

For information regarding an incarcerated person, you may call 540-422-8700.

Public Information

Fauquier County ADC is only authorized to give out currently incarcerated inmates':
COURT (not court date)

Bonding Procedures

Adult Detention Center Building

Bonding available
  • 24 hours per day
  • 7 days a week
If an inmate is eligible for bond, bond may be posted in a variety of ways:
  • Cash - posted directly with the Magistrate or Court
  • Property - Contact the local Magistrate for Property Bond requirements
  • Bail bondsman - Names/phone numbers may be viewed in the local phone directory.

Court Dates/Release Information

For security reasons, the Fauquier ADC will not give out:
  • Court dates
  • Release dates

Date Last Modified: 10/28/2013


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