POTOMAC HIGHLANDS REGIONAL JAIL
#13 Dolan Drive
Augusta, WV 26704
The Potomac Highlands Regional Jail -- located in
Augusta, West Virginia -- is a showcase example of the nationally
recognized West Virginia regional jail system. This 100,000 square feet,
two-pod facility houses two hundred inmates and features a gymnasium,
reading library, law library, chapel, commissary and two staff training
rooms. The service area of
the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail encompasses inmates from Hampshire,
Grant, Hardy, Mineral and Pendleton Counties.
An Administrator, with the assistance of a Chief Correctional Officer
and 1st Sergeant, leads a staff of 65 uniformed correctional officers
and approximately 33 non-uniformed support staff members.
In addition to highly trained correctional officers, the
dedicated staff members provide a 24-hour Medical Unit, Education
Department, Counseling Department, and Food Services.
All areas of the facility are computerized and the
state-of-the-art virtual “Courtroom of the Future” video
teleconferencing is being
Located in the heart of the Potomac Highlands, Augusta and the
surrounding area provide a beautiful rural setting rich in history.
The area focuses on its Civil War heritage and it is the home to
the Potomac Eagle Rail Excursion. The
Potomac Highlands area is the largest single natural scenic and
recreational area in the eastern half of the United States and has been
termed a "sportsman's paradise." Fishing, hunting, canoeing,
skiing, and backpacking name only a few of the outdoor adventures
offered in this area.
The region's bordering location allows a short drive to Cumberland,
Maryland, or Winchester, Virginia.
"City life" is also available for big-time sports or
recreation in Washington, DC, only 150 miles away.