Sheriff's Office

Fairfax County, Virginia


TTY 711

4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

Stacey A. Kincaid,

Adult Detention Center FAQs

The address is 10520 Judicial Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. The facility is in the Public Safety Center, next to the Courthouse, just west of Chain Bridge Road. The public parking garage, a short walk to the ADC, is at 10550 Page Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Dial 703-246-2100, and then:

  1. Press 1 for directions
  2. Press 2 for visiting
  3. Press 3 for medical
  4. Press 4 for confinement, and then:
    1. Press 1 for inmate information
    2. Press 2 for bonds, release dates or court dates
    3. Press 3 for property room
    4. Press 4 for finance
    5. Press 5 for transportation

You may not bring gifts or food into the ADC. Several times during the year, the ADC's food service/commissary vendor offers a gift package for purchase. To order or get more information, contact Aramark at 1-888-439-5020 or visit

Call the Fairfax County Police Department's Victim Services Section at 703-246-2141.

Inmate’s full name (first name, middle name or initial, last name)
Inmate number (if you know it)
Fairfax County Adult Detention Center
10520 Judicial Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Inmates can receive personal and legal correspondence. There is no restriction on the number of letters an inmate can send or receive. The Sheriff's Office will not accept C.O.D. or postage-due mail. Money sent in the form of a cashier’s check or money order will be deposited into the inmate’s financial account. Please make sure the inmate’s name and inmate number are on the cashier’s check or money order. Cash and personal checks will not be accepted. Incoming mail will be opened and checked for contraband. Sexually explicit items are prohibited. Illegal items discovered in an inmate’s incoming mail will be seized. The inmate and the sender will be notified if the item is seized. Both parties are subject to criminal charges for any illegal items discovered in the inmate’s incoming mail. Any item sent to an inmate that is not accepted in the ADC but is not illegal will be returned to sender. If a letter has one item enclosed that is considered contraband, the entire envelope and contents will be returned. If mailed items are returned, both the sender and the inmate will be notified.

Address all correspondence and book/magazine orders to the inmate’s full name, Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, 10520 Judicial Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. If you have the inmate’s number, please include it, especially if the inmate has a common name. Incoming mail is delivered every day, except Sundays and holidays.

Inmates may receive books in the mail under the following conditions:

  • The books must come directly from the publisher or a third party retailer (such as Barnes & Noble or Amazon).
  • The books must be new, have a soft cover (paperback), and have no plastic or metal binding rings.
  • The books must not have any images on the cover or inside that depict weapons, drugs, gangs, partial or full nudity, or anything that would threaten the security of the ADC.

Inmates may receive magazines in the mail under the following conditions:

  • The magazines must come directly from the publisher through the U.S. Postal Service.
  • The magazines must have a glued binding, not a stapled binding.
  • The magazines must not have any images on the cover or inside that depict weapons, drugs, gangs, partial or full nudity, or anything else that would threaten the security of the ADC.

Items commonly RETURNED by the ADC include:

  • Letters or envelopes with lipstick, stamps, stickers, tape, glue or any type of stain or liquid mark on them
  • Blank stationery, envelopes, post cards, greeting cards, self-addressed envelopes or stamped envelopes
  • Musical, homemade or oversized cards
  • Plastic cards or book markers
  • Money orders not filled out, personal checks, travelers checks or cash
  • Gang-related material
  • Photographs of nude or partially clothed individuals
  • Magazine pages, newspaper clippings or book pages (originals or copies)
  • More than five web page printouts
  • More than 10 photos in an envelope (pictures printed on paper count as individual pictures), not sticker-type pictures or Polaroids.
  • Photos larger than 4" x 6"
  • Bank statements, credit card information or identifying documents

Upon admission to the ADC, inmates are allowed reasonable access to phones to make official and personal outgoing phone calls. After classification and transfer to an assigned housing area, inmates are allowed to make free local official calls to their attorneys, probation and parole officers, bonding agent and some community agencies. In the housing area, inmates receive two free 15-minute calls per week.

Family and friends of inmates: With the transition of the inmate phone system from ICSolutions to Smart Communications, the calling rates will remain the same. You may set up a Pre-paid Collect, PIN Debit or a Direct Bill account for local, in-state, out-of-state and international calls. Sign up here: Questions? Contact the Smart Communications Customer Care Center at 888-843-1972.

Please note that only the telephone service offered by Smart Communications will be available in the early months. By the end of the summer, the Sheriff's Office plans to add electronic messaging and video visiting.

Bondsmen: With the transition to a new phone system, bail bonding companies have the option of accepting collect calls from the ADC or setting up a Direct Bill account with the new phone provider, Smart Communications. Direct Bill is designed for customers such as bail bondsmen and other organizations that typically do not accept collect calls. To set up a Direct Bill account, contact the Smart Communications Customer Care Call Center at 888-843-1972 or go to Alternatively, you can establish a pre-paid account using the same contact information.


Inmates may not receive incoming phone calls. Only verified emergency messages will be delivered to inmates.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all personal visiting with inmates has been suspended until further notice.

Once an inmate has been classified and moved to the general population (usually after the first three days), the inmate is allowed ONE PERSONAL VISIT PER WEEK. No more than three adult visitors and three children are allowed during that one visit per week. If scheduling permits, visits are up to 20 minutes in length. Visitors must fill out and submit a visiting card along with a valid picture identification card.

Visiting is a privilege and will be treated as such. Any visitor entering the visiting area is subject to search. A visitor not consenting to search will not be allowed to enter the facility. Violation of any visitation rule will result in immediate termination of a visit and/or loss of future visitation privileges. Visitors are permitted to take only their identification and keys to the visiting area. All other items, including cell phones, should be left at home or in the visitor's vehicle. The Sheriff's Office assumes no liability for any items lost, stolen or left unattended in the lobby.

All PERSONAL VISITORS must make an appointment by phone, online or in person to visit an inmate.

  • Saturday and Sunday ONLY. There is NO visiting Monday-Friday.
  • 20 minute visits are held between 9-11 a.m. and noon-4 p.m.
  • Visitor check-in is on the first floor of the ADC.
  • Visitors must arrive 30 minutes prior to their scheduled visit to check in.

Inmates will not be removed from programs or recreation for personal visits. Professional visitors such as attorneys, probation and parole officers, and law enforcement officers are allowed to visit any time except during meal hours.

Children ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Teenagers 15-17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian OR submit a notarized letter signed by the parent or legal guardian giving permission for the teenager to visit a specific inmate without the parent or legal guardian being present. Most banks have notary services. Include in the letter the parent's name and address as well as a phone number where he or she can be reached during the scheduled time of the visit. A deputy may verify the parent's approval. The letter must include the full name of the inmate you wish to visit. Bring the letter and photo identification with you to the ADC on the day of your visit.

Yes. Out-of-town visitors must follow the same rules as county residents to visit an inmate.

  • Inmates are allowed confidential, unscheduled visits with attorneys, probation officers and law enforcement officials during designated hours.
  • Attorneys not admitted to practice in Virginia and other professional visitors must request prior approval.

PROFESSIONAL VISITING hours and instructions.

  • The kiosk in the ADC lobby accepts cash and credit cards.
  • The money safe in the ADC lobby accepts money orders and cashier checks (no personal checks or cash) made out to the inmate's full name. Include the inmate’s number and your name and address. Do not put the money order or cashier check in an envelope, and do not include any correspondence to the inmate. Most banking facilities and convenience stores will issue a cashier’s check/money order.
  • Use to make an online credit card payment. Please note that this vendor charges a fee. Need more information? Call the provider toll free at 1-866-345-1884.

The inmate will have access to the money within 72 hours after it is deposited. Please note that inmates are charged $2 per day of incarceration to offset the cost of their housing. (The Code of Virginia allows for a charge of up to $3 per day: An inmate who does not have funds to cover this fee will have his or her account debited each day until a deposit is made. After the account is reconciled, the inmate will have access to the account balance.

Seven days after an inmate has been released, the Sheriff's Office will mail the inmate a check for any balance left on his or her account. Please note that any inmate who leaves our facility still owing fees will be billed for that amount seven days after he or she is released. If you are expecting a refund and have not received one within 10 business days, call 703-246-2100, press option 4, then option 4 (again), and you will be connected to Inmate Finance.

No. Information about an Inmate Finance Account cannot be released to anyone but the inmate, even if the person asking for the information is the one placing the money into the account.

The inmate can release the money to anyone he/she wishes, including a bonding company or the magistrate’s office, by completing and signing a release of funds form.

An inmate may purchase snacks, toiletries and over the counter medications; medical and dental services; haircuts and beard trims; and notary services. Note: Inmates will still receive medical and dental services even if they have no money in their accounts. The ADC is a smoke-free facility, so tobacco products are not for sale.

You may bring one suit or set of clothing for appearances in Circuit Court or a federal court only. These clothes must be exchanged for those being held in the inmate’s property for safekeeping. The inmate must submit a release form for the clothes in his or her property to the property deputy at least 24 hours prior to the exchange. No other items can be left for the inmate. The inmate may purchase socks, underwear, hygiene items, snacks, over the counter medications and stationery from the inmate commissary twice per week. If a holiday occurs during the week, commissary is available once per week.

  • Education
  • Life skills
  • Religious services and programs
  • Library and book club
  • Law library
  • Job skills
  • Alcohol and drug services
  • Mental health services

Learn more about inmate programs.

Yes. Inmates have access to physical exercise activities as well as passive recreation such as board and card games. Inmates also have access to television in the dayrooms of their housing areas.

Linens are washed once per week. Towels, washcloths and personal clothing items are washed twice per week.

Medications may be dropped in the medical prescription safe in the ADC lobby for all inmates confined to the ADC. All prescriptions must be in their original containers, have the inmate's name on them and be limited to a 10-day supply.

A court order is required to transport an inmate to a funeral service. Funeral transports are made only in the Northern Virginia area. The family must pay for the overtime salary and expenses of two Sheriff's deputies. Once you obtain a court order, contact the Transportation Section Supervisor for information at 703-246-4433. An alternative is to request from the sentencing court(s) a court order for a furlough to allow the inmate to attend a funeral. If a furlough is granted, the inmate could attend unescorted and with no additional expenses.

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