Correctional Division

  The Detention Facility is still operating under a modified schedule. 
  • All professional visits are non-contact.
  • All personal visits are initiated by the incarcerated individual and virtual visits are available upon request.

ACDF Inmate Query

To verify if an inmate is at our facility, please visit Arlington County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Query.

Depositing Money for Inmates

Money is deposited into the Inmate’s Commissary account which is used to fund purchases from the commissary system and allows funds to be transferred to the Inmate Telephone System.  This ensures that families only have to deposit money into one location instead of multiple accounts.

  • Drop off money orders, cashier’s or certified checks – not exceeding $100 – during visiting hours, or mail to Inmate Mailing Address below.
  • Electronic transfer: Use where you will be asked to enter the following information:
    - Inmate name,
    - Global subject number (or P number),
    - Facility code is DCA
    - Pay location code is #5500
  • Kiosk in the lobby detention center: Deposit money to an inmate’s account using cash, debit, or credit card.

Inmate Phone Calls


Click on the banner below and sign up under  “Remote Video”.

Important Information:

  • The Securus system will ask for your credit card information but video visits with the inmates in Arlington County are FREE at this time.  
  • Please note that this may change in the future, but any change in cost for remote video visitation will be announced at least 30 days ahead of time.
  • All technical support or account questions for remote video visitation are handled by the vendor, Securus.  The Arlington County Sheriff’s Office is unable to provide tech support to the users of the system.
  • Inmates are currently allowed 2 video visits per week.
  • All video visits with friends and family are monitored and recorded.
  • Video Visits may be immediately terminated due to operational issues or emergencies.
  • Visits are 20 minutes in length.  The visitation timer starts at the time of the scheduled visit.
  • Video Visitation for Attorneys will be announced in the near future.

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate Name, Global Subject number (also called P number)
c/o Securus Digital Mail Center-Arlington County 
PO BOX 952
Lebanon, MO 65536

ACDF Mailing Procedures, Effective 02/01/2023(PDF, 175KB)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

To discuss any specific concerns or accommodations, please contact the ACSO Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator, Captain B. Lindsey at 703-228-7063 or via email at 

Detention Facility Profile

  • By the numbers: Two hundred employees manage an average daily inmate population of approximately 300 inmates.
  • One of the most technically advanced “Direct Supervision” jails in the country. Staff primarily run direct supervision jails and actively managing inmate behavior to ensure a safe and secure facility for inmates, staff, and visitors. Staff focus on teaching inmates self-sufficiency and real-life skills to reduce the rate of recidivism.
  • A model facility. Regularly visited by corrections officials from around the world, the facility is the first urban high-rise jail run under direct supervision within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Non-jail like appearances of the facility camouflages an extensive high-tech security system. The Sheriff’s Office factored the safety and security of the staff, public, and inmates into the design and construction of the facility.