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Roanoke County Jail


401 East Main Street, Salem, VA, 24153

The Roanoke County Jail is a medium-security jail located in Salem, Virginia. The Roanoke County Sheriff’s Office is the agency that is overseeing the day to day operation of the Roanoke County Jail.

The Roanoke County Jail mainly has residents of Roanoke County, but on the rare occasion will take in inmates from other counties and even from the United States Marshals Service.

The Roanoke County Jail provides its inmates housing and cares for nearly 120 male inmates. These inmates will either be at a minimum or medium-security level.

The Roanoke County Jail employs over 250 correctional officers alongside another 25 administrative personnel.

The Roanoke County Jail has a $32 million annual operating budget.

Roanoke County Jail — General Information

Facility Name Roanoke County Jail
Facility Type County Jail
Capacity 120
Address 401 East Main Street, Salem, VA, 24153
Phone 540-283-3145
City Salem
Postal Code 24153
State Virginia
County Roanoke County
Official Website

Sending a Mail/Care Package

When an inmate is in the Roanoke County Jail, you can send them letters. These letters cannot contain many things.

Keep in mind if you start having too many infractions while sending an inmate's mail, you may lose the privilege of sending them letters in the future. You will want to refrain from sending anything that is NOT allowed or permitted in the Roanoke County Jail.

Sending Money

All money orders must be sent using the United States Postal Service. Any money orders that is sent using other carriers will not be accepted.

Please have the inmate’s name and their identification number on the money order as well.

Please do not bring the money order to the facility. ALL funds will ONLY be accepted through the United States Postal Service.

Phone calls

Inmates will have two options when they decide to call home. They can either use the standard collect calls or they can go through Global Tel Link and choose a plan from them.

The options will each have their pros and cons.


If you would like to visit an inmate in the Roanoke County Jail, you will need to create a visitor account first.

When you create a visitor's account, you will be prompted to complete the application. You will need to wait until the application is approved.

Visiting Hours

Monday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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