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The Shenandoah County Jail is operated by the Sheriff and his Deputies. The Sheriff provides many services in the jail through various employees: Canteen (inmate store), jail nurse to keep hospital visits at a minimum thus reducing costs, substance abuse programs to keep inmates from re-offending, and transportation of inmates between other correctional facilities. 


The jail is a very complex operation. The Sheriff works closely with the Captain of the jail to provide the support and the level of accountability to the highest it has ever been. Inmates are held accountable for day to day activities while in jail. Deputies working in the jail are held to an ever increasing level of professionalism. Deputies exude enthusiasm when doing their jobs and dealing with day to day operations of the county jail and it shows.  The scrutiny that state inspections present are a strict-121 Standards. This ensures a safe environment for the inmates to reduce liability and decreases the chance of staff injuries and escapes. 

The Shenandoah County Jail allows no contact visitation. 

If you are interested in visiting an inmate, you need to know a few rules: 

Phone Number

(540) 459-6120

  • The location of the inmate in the jail to schedule visitation.

  • Items allowed during visitation. 


  • Money orders made out to the inmate. 

  • Photo ID is needed to enter the jail for visitation. 


Saturday Visitation  Call between 7:00pm-12:00am Friday night for Saturday visitation.

Visitation hours 12:00pm-4:00pm

 Blocks 3, 4, and Trustees
Sunday Visitation  Call between 7:00am-6:00pm Saturday for Sunday visitation.

Visitation hours   9:00am-4:00pm

 Blocks 1, 2, 5, 6, and Work Release

Money orders are the only thing allowed without prior approval from the Chief Jailor or supervisor. Money orders can be obtained from several locations; US Postal Service, Sheetz, 7-11 stores, and Wal-Mart to name a few. The name of the inmate must be printed clearly on the money order and given to the jail staff during the time of visit. You will be issued a receipt. 


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