Canteen/Commissary - 804-748-1276
Canteen is a privilege which allows detainees to purchase snacks, hygiene items, clothing, shoes and writing materials during their term of incarceration. The profits from these sales are used for purchasing goods and services to benefit the detainees. Canteen is filled once a week and orders may not exceed fifty dollars. All monies to be used for canteen must be credited to the account at least one day prior to the assigned canteen day.
Chaplain Services - 804-751-4136
Classification/Inmate Records - 804-717-6702
This area is responsible for designating and maintaining appropriate housing for each inmate committed to the jail. In addition, Classification and Records is responsible for maintaining all incarceration records on every person committed to the jail. This section identifies and selects inmates who are eligible for work details within the facility and this section also manages the inmate complaint/grievance process. This is also where inmates make applications for alternative sentencing programs offered by the Sheriff's Office, as well as where these programs are coordinated and supervised. In March of 2003, the Objective Jail Classification system was implemented to provide a more balanced approach to how inmates are classified and housed.
Home Incarceration - 804-751-4462
Home Incarceration is an alternative, cost-effective method of incarceration by electronic monitoring that allows inmates to remain productive in society. There are eligibility requirements including an extensive background check, good conduct while incarcerated, having a permanent local address and having a residential phone. Participants must pay supervision 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 may not participate in this program.
Inmate Medical Services - 804-768-7325
The medical department provides basic medical, dental and mental health services to detainees. Other services include physical assessments, administering medication, court ordered DNA blood withdrawal and emergency medical treatment. Inmates are responsible for a small co-payment for medical services rendered, however, those without funds to do so are never refused treatment.
Kitchen Services - 804-748-1276
All detainees of the Chesterfield County Jail are provided with three meals daily in compliance with the standards set by the Virginia Department of Corrections and the Virginia Department of Health. Meals for inmates with special medical needs are provided upon approval from the medical staff. Inmates may request meals based on religious preferences through the jail chaplain's office. Food items may not be brought in from the public.
Quartermaster/Inmate Property - 804-768-7345
This section is responsible for the inventory and custody of personal property upon an inmate's committal. They also oversee the acceptance of incoming inmate packages. This section issues jail clothing, linen, hygiene items and cleaning supplies for the overall sanitation of the entire jail facility. When clothing or property is brought for inmates, the Quartermaster decides which items are approved and oversees property acceptance.
Special Operations Response Team (S.O.R.T.)
The Special Operations Response Team (S.O.R.T.) is a special unit of selected, trained and equipped personnel established to control unruly inmates, conduct jail cell extractions and address disturbances in the jail or courts. Their primary purpose is to maintain order and ensure the safe and secure detention of persons entrusted to the Sheriff’s custody. There are two S.O.R.T. squads. Each squad consist of seven members, a squad leader and assistant squad leader, a commander and assistant commander. For more information, contact 804-706-2931.
Work Force - 804-768-7326
The Sheriff's Office Work Force is a program that allows sentenced inmates to shorten the amount of time they spend in the jail by working on county or state property. Participants must be physically able to perform manual labor as duties may include landscaping, snow removal, trash pickup or other maintenance duties. Prospective participants will be subject to a background check and medical examination. Persons with a prior history of escape, sex crimes, drug distribution or other violent crimes may not participate in this program.
Work Release - 804-717-6919
Inmates who have short-term sentences for non-violent offenses may apply to the Work Release Coordinator for entrance into this program. Those who have a job and qualify for this program are allowed to leave the jail each day, report to their regular job and report back upon completion of their work day. In addition, to screening candidates for eligibility, the program coordinator conducts random drug/alcohol screens and visits work sites to ensure the inmate is conforming to all Sheriff's Office guidelines.