EASTERN REGIONAL JAIL

94 Grapevine Road
Martinsbug, WV  25405

 

     The Eastern Regional Jail -- located in Martinsburg, West Virginia -- is one of ten regional jails that will be operating in our state.  This facility is a newly built complex which opened in September, 1999.  This podular designed, ultra modern facility consists of three pods which house approximately three hundred inmates with an upgradeable maximum capacity of five hundred.  The facility serves three counties -- Berkeley County, Jefferson County, and Morgan County -- and the jail also houses Federal inmates.  In addition, the facility contains a separate computerized booking area, a gymnasium, a 24-hour medical staff, a full-time teacher, a counseling staff, and much more. The facility is staffed with eighty uniformed correctional officers and approximately thirty non-uniformed staff members. Our uniformed staff is one of a military-style rank structure and is primarily overseen by an Administrator, a Chief Correctional Officer, and a 1st Sergeant.      

     Located in the eastern panhandle, Martinsburg is a densely populated and culturally diversified area. There are many historical landmarks within a thirty-minute drive such as the Antietam Battlefield in Maryland, historic Shepherdstown which is home to Shepherd College, Harpers Ferry, and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and Skyline Drive in Virginia. Anyone interested in hunting, fishing, and camping can access Sleepy Creek State Park within a few minutes drive. Also located in a short driving distance are the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers which offer great fishing and whitewater rafting. Within an hourís drive one can see the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens play or catch a baseball game with the Orioles. Washington, D.C., also offers many sporting events such as the Redskins, Wizards, Caps, and many WWF and WCW events, along with Washington's world-renowned Smithsonian, monuments, and theaters all within an hourís drive of this facility.