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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 July 15, 2024

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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 - Chairman

Larry Propst, Harrisonburg City Finance Director

Kelley Warner, Harrisonburg Chief of Police

Stephen King, Rockingham County Administrator

Patricia Davidson, Rockingham County Assistant Administrator

Bryan Hutcheson, Rockingham County Sheriff

Leslie Beauregard Staunton City Manager - Vice Chairman

Jessie Moyers, Staunton City Finance Director

Christopher Hartless, Staunton City Sheriff

Michael G. Hamp, Waynesboro City Manager

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.  ​2024 Meeting Dates are as follows:

January 23rd (Finance)

February 6th

March 19th (Finance)

April 2nd

May 21st (Finance)

June 4th

July 23rd (Finance)

August 6th

September 17th (Finance)

October 1st

November 19th (Finance)

December 3rd

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 (ACGC South 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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