Adult Detention Center
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has implemented a number of measures at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center to ensure the health and well-being of the facilities inmates, staff and visitors:
- The Loudoun County Medical contractor increased the observation and assessment of all incoming inmates entering the facility.
- A tiered approach has been implemented for inmates entering the facility upon arrest or transfer. Inmates who enter the facility will continue to spend the normal 48-72 hours in intake to await their TB/medical clearance. If after the 48-72 hours they exhibit no signs of sickness (cold, flu, etc.) they will be transferred to a new medical observation unit for 12 to 14 days of further observation before joining the general population. The inmates are monitored and checked for any symptoms every day by deputies and medical personnel. If an inmate exhibits any flu-like symptoms, they will be quarantined in a negative airflow cell. Those inside the new medical unit will have the same privileges as the general population, including the same access to tablets, telephones, television and non-contact visitation.
- All inmates are currently assigned their own cell in each housing unit inside the facility.
- The number of inmates in each housing unit has been reduced allowing inmates to practice social distancing.
- On April 6, 2020, the facility was disinfected by a local remediation and restoration company with MDF-500 which sanitizes for coronaviruses and kills the virus with a more than 99.99-percent efficiency within one minute. The neutralizing material carries a Zero Hazard Rating.
- Onsite video visitation suspended – Tablet video visitation continues for friends and loved ones. All inmates have access to these tablets. In addition, all inmates are afforded a free 15-minute weekly video visitation with loved ones during the COVID-19 crisis.
- All inmates continue to have access to mental health counseling and psychiatric visits via iPad or in-person in non-contact visitation booths.
- All inmate tablets have up-to-date links regarding the latest CDC guidelines.
- Increased usage of Court TV to minimize the number of inmate transfers in and out of ADC.
- Working with our contracted medical staff in the facility to ensure only critical medical appointments outside of the facility will be conducted.
- All volunteer programs in the facility have been postponed to protect staff and inmates at the facility until further direction from the CDC.
- Inmates still have the privilege to meet their attorneys in the non-contact visitation booths or via a free non-recorded video visitation on an inmate tablet.
- All tours of the facility are suspended.
About the Adult Detention Center
The current Loudoun County Adult Detention Center became operational on June 16, 2007. The Adult Detention Center, Administrative Offices, Community Custody Program, the Loudoun County Magistrate’s Office, are all located within the same complex. The center uses both the direct and podular remote methods of inmate supervision.
The Loudoun Adult Detention Center is located at 42035 Loudoun Center Place, Leesburg, VA.
Contact: Major Charles Richardson (email)
42035 Loudoun Center Pl.
P.O. Box 7700
Leesburg, VA 20177
The Loudoun Adult Detention Center houses maximum, medium, and minimum security level inmates. Some inmates may find themselves housed at the facility for up to three years before being transferred to the State Department of Corrections.
Often inmates will receive a stay of delivery to the Department of Corrections because of appeals. Local inmates receiving 12 months or less will serve their sentence at the Loudoun Adult Detention Center. All inmates are charged a dollar a day fee, per state code 53.1-131.3, which helps offset the costs of their incarceration.
Work Release Facility
In addition to the general population inmates, the facility also houses the inmates assigned to the Work Release / Workforce program. The Work Release Facility houses non-violent, minimum-security inmates that are soon to be released back into the community. The Work Release Facility has the capabilities of housing up to 80 inmates.
The inmates at the facility pay $12 per day for staying at the facility and those in the work release program are released each day to go to and from their jobs with stringent rules and regulations. The money they make helps pay their fines, courts costs, make restitution to victims and support their family. This also eases the burden of financial support to the taxpayer.
Inmate Work Force
Also housed at the Work Release Facility is the Sheriff’s Inmate Work Force. This group of inmates is also non-violent minimum custody level inmates. They work in the community under the direct supervision of an armed deputy and perform landscaping, trash pickup along roadways, parks, and waterways, minor construction, painting, and other numerous tasks. They work on State, County, and Town property as well as on property of charitable organizations. The inmates are credited between $5-$8 per hour that goes directly to paying fines and court costs. Each year this group saves the county and municipalities within the county, thousands of dollars in the work they perform.
The equipment used by the Sheriff’s Inmate Work Force such as mowers, weed eaters, etc. is purchased from the inmate canteen fund. This fund receives no tax money and is supported by the inmates’ purchases from the commissary vendor. This group also performs various seasonal work such as grass cutting, landscaping, and snow removal throughout the county which would otherwise be a contracted cost to the county.
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 is a federal law established to support the elimination and prevention of sexual assault and sexual misconduct in correctional systems. PREA addresses both inmate-to-inmate sexual assault and staff-to-inmate sexual assault. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has Zero-Tolerance in support of the guidelines set forth in this law.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office implements its “Zero-Tolerance” policies through a facility-wide systematic process that begins when inmates are initially admitted into the facility.
When inmates are initially admitted into our intake area their rights to be free from sexual abuse and harassment is explained in detail to them.
An assessment is conducted on every inmate to determine their individual risk of victimization or predation using an objective measurement tool based on specific risk factors. This tool will determine housing and program assignments for each inmate.
Inmates are exposed to reporting options through the inmate handbook, posters in living areas, review of the PREA video during the classification process and staff who are educated on PREA standards.
Inmates at the facility are housed in living areas called housing units. Each unit is grouped together in arrangements that create direct observation of all living areas to minimize blind-spots.
Video monitoring is utilized throughout the jail facility to enhance security and surveillance. Every year the Jail Administrator and the facility PREA Coordinator review video camera numbers and locations to ensure the safety of all staff and inmates.
When it comes to sexual activity within the jail facility, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s policies and procedures are clear; ALL SEXUAL ACTIVITY IS PROHIBITED. Beyond this,
- forced or coerced sexual behavior is a criminal act that merits criminal prosecution.
- all sustained sexual assault allegations are reported to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.
- an investigation is conducted to ensure the perpetrators face the full consequences of the law.
In accordance with PREA, all investigations are assigned one of three possible determinations:
Substantiated – an allegation which was investigated and determined to have occurred
Unfounded – an allegation which was investigated and determined not to have occurred
Unsubstantiated – an allegation which produced insufficient evidence to make a final determination of a substantiated or unfounded claim
2016 PREA Audit Report
Inmates who are currently being sexually abused or harassed are encouraged to talk to a staff member. This will allow for the quickest response. Inmates receive information on how to report sexual abuse and harassment through inmate orientation, posters, handbooks, and ongoing communication. Inmates may report in person, through the PREA hotline number, or through the grievance system.
Additional Ways to Report
- LCSO PREA Coordinator: 703-777-0405
- Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (VSDVAA)
5008 Monument Avenue, Suite A
Richmond, VA 23230
- Phone: 866-3VSDVAA (Toll-Free)
- Hotline: (800) 838-8238
- Richmond Office: (804) 377-0335
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE
- Immigration services: 800-375-5283