Inmates Attendance at Funerals
The death of a close family member can be difficult
to bear, and it is especially so on those incarcerated.
Unfortunately the jail is limited as to accommodating
special requests during these times, the most often
being attendance at the funeral. In order for an
inmate to attend the funeral of an immediate family member,
a Court Order from the charging or sentencing
court must be obtained. Family members can contact
the court clerk in the concerned jurisdiction for more
An immediate family member is defined as Spouse, Child,
Mother, Father, Grandparent, Sister or Brother.
If the funeral is at a location other than the jurisdictions
served by the facility, the inmate will be required to
reimburse the Jail for mileage, fuel, and the salary
of the officers used to transport him/her.
Funeral attendance is for the church or funeral home
service only, and does not include the grave-side service.
arrange the drop off and or pick up of clothing for
the funeral, contact the Chief of Inmate Services at
804-333-6419, ext 6004. Funeral clothing shall be picked
up by the family or sent out at the inmate's own expense
after the funeral is over. The jail cannot store these