West Virginia Criminal Records

Your West Virginia state guide to courts, police, jails, crime data, records, and more.


About West Virginia

With 1,850,481 residents as of 2012, West Virginia is number 38 in the country by population and number 41 by land size, occupying 24,038 square miles.


West Virginia Criminal Records Search

You can feel confident and secure when conducting a criminal records search . The results may include court records, business records, arrest records and more. We have a vast nationwide database - the records you search for may include West Virginia state and county records and any other geographic location the person has lived or worked.



There is a distinction between "jails" and "prisons." Jail are operated locally, by cities and counties. Being primarily short term facilities, jails will hold inmates sentenced to terms of one year or less, and they are typically misdemeanants. Jails will also hold inmates awaiting trial on the local level. Prisons, on the other hand, are long term facilities run by federal or state governments (and often private companies). Prisons house convicted felons and inmates serving a term of more than one year. Below is a list of the 10 largest jails, by average inmate population, in West Virginia.

Facility
City
Average Inmate Population
BLUEFIELD CITY JAILBluefield6
CENTRAL REGIONAL JAILSutton-1
EASTERN REGIONAL JAILMartinsburg424
KANAWHA COUNTY SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL JAILCharleston491
MARSHALL CO NORTHERN REG JAIL & CORR COMPLXMoundsville311
MCDOWELL COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITYWelch-1
RALEIGH COUNTY SOUTHERN REGIONAL JAILBeaver513
SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL JAILHolden368
TYGART VALLEY REGIONAL JAILBelington310