Where Do You Look at WV Jail Mug Shots for Free?

The West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority, or WVRJA, and the Facebook page of West Virginia Mugshots post booking photos, dates of arrest and bail amounts when offenders are booked into West Virginia jails. The Victim Information and Notification Everyday, or VINELink, website has additional detailed information.

The WVRJA has extensive disclaimers on the use, accuracy and completeness of information disclosed on its website. VINELink claims accuracy as well as a guarantee to provide 24-hour access to offender custody information, verification of custody status, notification to registered users of any change in custody status and a 24-hour, toll-free telephone line with live operators to answer questions. All sites state that the presence of an individual on any site is not an indication of guilt or innocence of a crime in West Virginia.

Should an individual wish to receive written notification concerning the custody status of an offender from the West Virginia Department of Corrections, the request must be made in writing, according to West Virginia code 62-12-23d. If the person requesting the information has a change of address or telephone number, they should notify the WVDOC so they may continue to receive notification letters and telephone calls regarding the offender's status.