SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL JAIL
Earl Ray Tomblin Industrial Park, 13 Gaston
Holden, WV 25625
The Southwestern Regional Jail sits high atop one of the picturesque
mountains of Southern West Virginia. Located in Holden, West Virginia,
this facility is the sixth of ten regional jails to be built in the
State. The facility, which started receiving inmates on April 8,
1998, has a podular design, consisting of three pods housing
approximately one hundred inmates each with an upgradeable maximum
capacity of five hundred, for both male and female inmates.
This regional jail serves a three county area consisting of Boone,
Logan, and Mingo counties.
In addition, the facility contains a separate computerized booking area,
state-of-the-art, closed-circuit “Courtroom of the Future,” a
24-hour medical unit, a full-time teacher, a counseling staff,
and much more. This
facility is staffed with 81 uniformed correctional officers and
approximately 25 non-uniformed personnel. Our uniformed staff is one of a
military-style rank structure and it is primarily overseen by an
Administrator, a Chief Correctional Officer, and a 1st Sergeant.