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Adult Detention Center
Adult Detention Center

Picture of a man at the ADC Information DeskThe Prince William – Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center began operations on April 15, 1982 with the opening of the Main Facility. This new regional jail facility replaced a County jail. The Modular Building was added and has been in operation since April 27, 1990. The Iron Building, which houses the Work Release and Electronic Incarceration Program, was added and has been in operation since June 30, 1989. The Central Facility became fully operational on Dec. 10, 2008. The operational capacity of the facility is 667. Together these four buildings make up the facilities of the Prince William – Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center, which is currently managed by Superintendent Colonel Pete Meletis.

Mission of the Adult Detention Center (ADC):

  • To provide for the secure, safe, and healthful housing of prisoners admitted to the Detention Center
  • To ensure the safety of the Detention Center staff
  • To conduct rehabilitative programs that reduce the likelihood of recidivism among prisoners released from the Detention Center
  • To do these things in as cost-effective a manner as possible

The Prince William - Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center is located approximately 35 miles southwest of Washington, DC. The Regional Adult Detention Center serves Prince William County, including the towns of Occoquan, Quantico, Triangle, Dumfries, and Haymarket. The jail also serves the independent cities of Manassas, and Manassas Park.


***On Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 10:30 am until 11:00 am., the Prince William – Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center (PWMRADC) will be hosting its annual 287(g) steering committee.  The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the PWMRADC, located at 9320 Lee Avenue, Manassas, Virginia 20110.  If you are interested in attending this meeting, you must notify ICE 287(g) Program Manager Earl Kennedy at by Wednesday, October 3, 2018.  If you plan to ask questions or make statements during the meeting you must provide Officer Kennedy with the questions in writing and in advance no later than Wednesday, October 3, 2018. All public speakers will be given a maximum of one minute to speak due to time constraints. Note: for security reasons, you will be required to pass through a metal detector, so please leave extraneous items, including cell phones, at home or locked-up in your vehicle.***



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