#1 Lois Lane

Greenwood, WV 26415


The North Central Regional Jail opened in August of 2001. The facility is located at the Stone Valley Rd. exit off of US Rt. 50, four miles west of the town of West Union. The facility is number eight out of ten Regional Jails in West Virginia. The North Central Regional Jail along with the Western Regional Jail are the two largest jails in the state. The four pod building is designed to hold four hundred inmates. The facility is staffed with approximately one hundred and sixty employees. The North Central Regional Jail serves the following nine counties: Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Wood, Wirt, Tyler, Doddridge, Ritchie, and Pleasants. The Jail holds pre-trial and convicted misdemeanants and felons, females, and federal inmates.


    The facility has a Nationally Accredited Medical Unit that provides twenty-four hour care. Counselors are available to talk to inmates regarding personal issues and to set up, services, programs, and special needs of the inmates. Volunteers from the surrounding counties provide Religious services , Alcoholics Anonymous, a Religious based Substance Abuse class, and literacy tutoring. Inmates are also able to obtain their G.E.D. diploma while at the facility by attending the Adult Basic Education class.


    North Bend State Park is approximately twenty miles west of our facility and offers camping, hiking, swimming, biking and lodging. We are also approximately one hour and a half from West Virginia University. Home of the Mountaineers. A variety of shopping is available in the Clarksburg, Parkersburg,  Fairmont, and Morgantown areas.


    Directions to the facility are as follows: >From I-79 near Clarksburg WV take exit 119 onto Rt. 50 west towards Clarksburg and Parkersburg. We are approximately 35 miles from Clarksburg WV on US Rt. 50.

     From I-77 near Parkersburg WV take exit 176 onto Rt. 50 East towards Clarksburg. We are approximately 45 miles from Parkersburg on US Rt. 50. The exit for the facility is Stone Valley Rd. follow the signs for the WV State Police and Regional Jail.

*  Please note that the closest   motel lodging is either at Greenwood or Clarksburg or   Parkersburg WV.  *