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Middle River Regional Jail (MRRJ) was built to alleviate the increasing jail population at the former Augusta County Jail, Staunton, VA. MRRJ enabled inmates that were formerly being held in other facilities due to overcrowding to return to their local jurisdiction. Not only did this move make it easier for inmate families to visit, it also provided an exponential increase in living space, recreation, programming, and more opportunities to provide inmates the tools to help them succeed upon their re-entry to our communities. 


Countless years of planning and construction came to fruition on April 1, 2006 when MRRJ began operation. The facility was built on 28 acres which is conveniently located in close proximity to the I-81 and I-64 interchange in Augusta County.


The building’s 212,020 square feet has a rated capacity for 396 inmates anticipating that there may be as many as 600 inmates per day at times. MRRJ can house both female and male inmates. There have been times in the recent years when the average daily inmate population exceeded 900 inmates per day.

The aforesaid population consists of local inmates from our member jurisdictions as well as state responsible inmates awaiting transfer to the Virginia Department of Corrections. MRRJ employs approximately 196 individuals including both jail officers and civilian support staff to provide for the inmate population.   


From 2006-2015, the MRRJ Authority Board is comprised of members from each of the participating original Member Jurisdictions: Augusta County and the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro. Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg joined as full members of the MRRJ Authority on July 1, 2015.



Update May 11, 2023

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Timothy Fitzgerald, Augusta County Administrator 

Jennifer Whetzel, Assistant Augusta County Administrator

Donald Smith, Augusta County Sheriff


Ande Banks, Harrisonburg City Manager

Larry Propst, Harrisonburg City Finance Director

Kelley Warner, Harrisonburg Chief of Police


Stephen King, Rockingham County Administrator - Vice Chairman

Patricia Davidson, Rockingham County Assistant Administrator

Bryan Hutcheson, Rockingham County Sheriff


Leslie Beauregard Staunton City Manager

Jessie Moyers, Staunton City Finance Director

Christopher Hartless, Staunton City Sheriff


Michael G. Hamp, Waynesboro City Manager - Chairman

Cameron McCormick , Waynesboro Assistant City Manager/Finance

Christopher Johnson, Waynesboro City Sheriff


The Middle River Regional Jail Authority Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month.

​Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held at the Augusta County Government Center in the Smith West Board Room at 2:00pm.  ​2022 Meeting Dates are as follows:

January 24th (Finance)

February 7th

March 21st (Finance)

April 4th

May 23rd (Finance)

June 6th

July 18th (Finance)

August 1st

September 19th (Finance)

October 3rd

November 14th (Finance)

December 5th

2:00pm (MRRJ Board Room)

2:00pm (ACGC South Board Room)

2:00pm (MRRJ Board Room)

2:00pm (ACGC Smith West Board Room)

2:00pm (MRRJ Board Room)

2:00pm (ACGC South Board Room)



2:00pm (MRRJ Board Room)

2:00pm (ACGC South Board Room)

2:00pm (MRRJ Board Room)

2:00pm (ACGC South Board Room)

Prior Meeting Minutes: Click Here





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Middle River Regional Jail

350 Technology Drive
Staunton, Virginia 24401

Business Hours:  8:00am - 4:30pm, M-F

Lobby Hours:  6:30am - 8:45pm, M-F

Lobby will be closed Saturday & Sunday


Point of Contact During Business Hours: Tina Reed

Tel:  (540)245-5420  ext. 1242

Point of Contact After Business Hours: Watch Commander

Tel:  (540)245-5420  ext. 1150

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