Sheriff's Office

703-246-3227 TTY 711
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Stacey A. Kincaid

Alternative Incarceration Branch FAQs

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The address of the AIB is 10520B Judicial Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. The AIB is in the Public Safety Center, adjacent to the Adult Detention Center (ADC) and near the Courthouse, just west of Chain Bridge Road. The public parking garage, a short walk to the facility, is at 10550 Page Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030.

The main number is 703-246-4478.

For all inmates in the ADC or AIB, dial 703-246-2100, press 4 for confinement, and then press 2 for bonds, release dates or court dates.

The AIB houses Work Release and Community Labor Force inmates.

On August 17, 2021, the Sheriff's Office launched video visiting. 

Learn how and when to schedule a video visit. 

  • You may leave one suit or set of clothing for appearances in Circuit and Federal courts 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/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 all other items such as 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.
  • Additional items for Work Release inmates only:
    • 3 business suits or work uniforms
    • 3 neckties
    • 5 shirts (plain)
    • 3 trousers (plain)
    • 2 sweaters
    • 2 belts (no metal or stone studs)
    • 2 pairs of shoes or 1 pair shoes and 1 pair boots
    • 1 outer jacket/coat
    • 2 hats/caps/scarves
    • 1 hair dryer
    • 1 watch
    • 2 hair ties or similar accessories
    • 1 wallet
    • 1 small collapsible umbrella
    • Up to 10 cosmetic items (females only)
    • 1 curling/flat iron (females only)

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, including the AIB, inmates are allowed to make free local official calls to their attorneys, probation and parole officers, bonding agent and some community agencies.

Family and friends of inmates: The inmate phone vendor is now Smart Communications. 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.

Only the telephone service offered by Smart Communications was offered in the early months. Effective August 17, 2021, video visiting is available.

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.

Starting August 23, 2021, PERSONAL mail for inmates will no longer be accepted at the Adult Detention Center and Alternative Incarceration Branch in order to curb the introduction of contraband into the facilities and maintain the safety of all inmates and staff. PROFESSIONAL/LEGAL MAIL will still be accepted at the ADC and AIB. It must be labeled as Legal Mail and come from the inmate's attorney of record, a Commonwealth's attorney or the courts.

Personal mail should be sent to the following address:

Smart Communications/FXCOADC
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
P.O. Box 33028
St. Petersburg, FL 33733

Learn more about the new policy for different types of inmate mail.

  • The kiosk in the ADC lobby (adjacent to the AIB) will accept 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? Use the Contact Us link on the vendor's website to send a message with your email and phone number.

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. 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.


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.

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.

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 AIB and the ADC are smoke-free facilities, so tobacco products are not for sale.

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.

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 for all inmates confined to the AIB. All prescriptions must be in their original container and have the inmate's name on them.

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.

The Alternative Incarceration Branch is in the Public Safety Center, adjacent to the Adult Detention Center and near the Courthouse, just west of Chain Bridge Road. The public parking garage, a short walk to the facility, is at 10550 Page Avenue.

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10520B Judicial Drive
Fairfax, VA, 22030
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