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Visitation: Amherst County Jail near City of Amherst VA

inmates-visits-amherstAmherst County Hours Of Visitation

Tuesday – Thursday

  • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.


  • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.


  • Inmate Workers & Work Release – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Inmate Workers & Work Release – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Parking available on site


Contacting Amherst Inmates By Mail:

Inmate’s Name
C/O Amherst County Adult Detention Center (or ACADC)
P.O. Box 1150
, VA 24572



The following are visitation rules and guidelines for all sites. Any visitor not following procedures may be denied visitation.


  • There may be some occasions when visitation might have to be delayed or canceled without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Visitors are advised to leave personal belongings in their vehicles.
  • Visitors must have a valid picture I.D. The I.D. must not be damaged, torn, taped, or altered. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • You may not use your cell phone inside the building. It must be truned off.
  • No cell phones, recording devices, or any other electronic equipment allowed in the visitation area unless approved by the Site Administrator.
  • You must be on the inmate’s visitation list to visit.
  • The name on your I.D. must match the name on the inmate’s visitation list.
  • No more than 3 adult visitors at one time.
  • Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or submit a notarizedJuvenile Visitation Form and be accompanied by an authorized adult visitor. Only non-incarcerated parents or legal guardians may authorize juvenile visitation. A parent or legal guardian can obtain this form from the Officer on duty.
  • Any former inmate must wait 6 months after release before they will be allowed to visit any inmate at a BRRJA facility.
  • Visitors may only visit once per week.

Visitors will be dressed properly:

  • No see-through clothing
  • No bathing suits
  • No tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, sleeveless tops, or sleeveless dresses
  • No mini skirts
  • Shoes must be worn
  • No items of clothing deemed inappropriate by Shift Leader
  • No hats, head gear, or hooded clothing
  • Dresses, skirts, and shorts shall be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee

Deliverable Items

The following items may be brought to the jail by visitors:

  • Prescription eyeglasses (no cases)
  • One (1) medic alert bracelet or necklace
  • Prescription medication approved by the facility medical staff
  • Religious materials (as approved by the Site Administrator)
  • Hearing aids
  • Dentures
  • Lawyers, Probation and Parole Officers, or Social Services Workers may leave legal documents and other items approved by the Site Administrator

These items are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., excluding holidays.