NORTHERN REGIONAL JAIL
RD 2 Box 1
Moundsville, WV 26041
The Northern Regional Jail is located in
Moundsville, West Virginia, and is one of ten regional jails that will
ultimately be built in the State of West Virginia.
This facility, which opened in October 1994, is one of the only
facilities in the country that houses both a regional jail and a prison.
Two of the four pods at Northern Regional Jail house pre-trial
and misdemeanant jail inmates; and two pods, operated by the Division of
Corrections, house convicted felons.
Each pod houses approximately a hundred inmates.
The jail serves five counties which include Brooke, Hancock,
Marshall, Ohio, and Wetzel.
The Northern Regional Jail has a medical unit which is operated 24 hours
a day, a gymnasium, dining facility, a classroom with a full-time
teacher, a newly computerized booking area, counseling staff, a law
library, and much more. The facility is staffed with fifty uniformed
correctional officers and approximately seventeen non-uniformed support
personnel. The regional jail operations within the facility function on a
military rank structure and are directed by an Administrator, a Chief
Correctional Officer, and a 1st Sergeant.
Across the river, and located just a few minutes away, is the location for the Jamboree in the Hills, which is loaded with the nationís favorite country music stars and thousands of screaming fans in mid-July. West Virginia is a beautiful state with a multitude of outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. In the Northern Panhandle Region, there is an abundance of streams, lakes, and, of course, the Ohio River. For shopping needs, downtown Wheeling and the valleyís largest mall are both just minutes from the jail. Pittsburgh is only an hour from the jail where metropolitan life can be enjoyed ranging from the Andy Warhol Museum to professional sports teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates who moved into their new stadiums in 2001.