Adult Detention Center
The current Loudoun County Adult Detention Center became operational on June 16, 2007. The Adult Detention Center, Administrative Offices, Community Custody Program, the Loudoun County Magistrate's Office, are all located within the same complex. The center uses both the direct and podular remote methods of inmate supervision.
The Loudoun Adult Detention Center houses maximum, medium, and minimum security level inmates. Some inmates may find themselves housed at the facility for up to three years before being transferred to the State Department of Corrections.
Often inmates will receive a stay of delivery to the Department of Corrections because of appeals. Local inmates receiving 12 months or less will serve their sentence at the Loudoun Adult Detention Center. All inmates are charged a dollar a day fee, per state code 53.1-131.3, which helps offset the costs of their incarceration.
Work Release Facility
In addition to the general population inmates, the facility also houses the inmates assigned to the Work Release / Work Force program. The Work Release Facility houses non-violent, minimum-security inmates that are soon to be released back into the community. The Work Release Facility has the capabilities of housing up to 80 inmates.
The inmates at the facility pay $12 per day for staying at the facility and those in the work release program are released each day to go to and from their jobs with stringent rules and regulations. The money they make helps pay their fines, courts costs, make restitution to victims and support their family. This also eases the burden of financial support to the taxpayer.
Inmate Work Force
Also housed at the Work Release Facility is the Sheriff's Inmate Work Force. This group of inmates is also non-violent minimum custody level inmates. They work in the community under the direct supervision of an armed deputy and perform landscaping, trash pickup along roadways, parks, and waterways, minor construction, painting, and other numerous tasks. They work on State, County, and Town property as well as on property of charitable organizations. The inmates are credited between $5-$8 per hour that goes directly to paying fines and court costs. Each year this group saves the county and municipalities within the county, thousands of dollars in the work they perform.
The equipment used by the Sheriff's Inmate Work Force such as mowers, weed eaters, etc. is purchased from the inmate canteen fund. This fund receives no tax money and is supported by the inmates' purchases from the commissary vendor. This group also performs various seasonal work such as grass cutting, landscaping, and snow removal throughout the county which would otherwise be a contracted cost to the county.
Prison Rape Elimination Act Overview
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) has a zero tolerance policy for sexual abuse and harassment and makes prevention a top priority. The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 is a federal law that seeks to eliminate sexual abuse and harassment. This law applies to all federal and state prisons, jails, police lock-ups, private facilities, juvenile facilities, and community correctional settings. The New standards were published May 2012 and LCSO is currently enhancing its effort towards implementation of the standards. The LCSO policies prohibit any form of sexual activity, including sexual harassment. Forced or coerced sexual behavior is a criminal offense and LCSO will take every action possible to hold perpetrators accountable, including prosecution resulting in additional time in prison. It is against the law for staff to engage in any type of sexual activity with an inmate. By law, an incarcerated person is unable to legally consent to sexual activity of any kind with a staff member. This type of activity is referred to as Staff Sexual Misconduct, and is punishable up to and including loss of employment, civil suit, and/or imprisonment. Any reports of such incidents will be investigated thoroughly by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, and the employee will be held accountable if found guilty.
2016 PREA Audit Report
Inmates who are currently being sexually abused or harassed are encouraged to talk to a staff member. This will allow for the quickest response. Inmates receive information on how to report sexual abuse and harassment through inmate orientation, posters, handbooks and ongoing communication. Inmates may report in person, through the PREA hotline number, or though the grievance system.
Additional Ways to Report
- LCSO PREA Coordinator: 703-777-0405
- Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (VSDVAA)
5008 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
- Phone: 866-3VSDVAA (Toll-Free)
- Hotline: (800) 838-8238
- Richmond Office: (804) 377-0335
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE
- Immigration services: 800-375-5283