Jail Programs

Jail Records Section
This section is responsible to develop and maintain jail and inmate records such as Criminal History Record Information, Correctional Status Information and Conviction Data. They are also responsible for examining court documents, preparing sentence computation and correspondence with other institutions. This section disseminates only that information that is necessary and public based upon current legal authorities. The Jail Records Clerk Supervisor is responsible to ensure that information is purged and stored and/or destroyed in accordance with legislative requirements. They maintain and control custody of inmate money housed in the records section and prepare financial reports related to inmates' accounts.

Records personnel prepare court dockets and notify appropriate personnel for transportation of inmates to the appropriate court. This section also manages the collection of co-payment fees and the notification of the inmates of the seizure of funds for this collection. This section is currently staffed by 3 jail records clerks (deputies) assigned to the daylight shift and 1 clerk assigned to the 3-11 p.m. shift. They are supervised by the jail records clerk supervisor (sergeant) who is also assigned to the daylight shift.

Transportation Section
The jail's transportation section is responsible for the transportation needs of approximately 18,000 inmates or other persons remanded to the custody of the Roanoke City Sheriff's Office each year. They also travel about 130,000 miles each year conducting these transports by both land and air. These transports include:
  • Court appearances
  • Extradition of fugitives
  • Funeral attendance
  • Medical appointments
  • Service of temporary mental health detention orders (TDO's) and emergency custody orders (ECO's)
  • Transportation between penal institutions
  • Travel between mental hospitals and other psychiatric facilities
  • Warrant service
There are currently 6 deputies assigned to this section who work a day/evening swing shift. They are supervised by the transportation supervisor who holds the rank of sergeant and works a daylight shift.