Inmate Information

The Portsmouth Sheriff's Office understands the difficulty friends or family members may encounter while trying to help someone close to them that is incarcerated. Because of this, we are trying to give you a better understanding of our Policies and Procedures. Our goal is to make your visit to the Portsmouth City Jail as smooth and easy as possible. We are always looking to better ourselves in helping our inmates and their friends or families.

Please note: In case of an inmate emergency dial 757-391-3177.

Inmate Services

  • Canteen
  • Visitation

Inmate Programs

  • Alternative Work Release
  • Trusty
  • Work Release


  • Court
  • Mail