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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.

Responsibilities of the Adult Detention Center (ADC):

  • Protect the community by providing for the secure, safe and healthful housing of prisoners admitted to the ADC
  • Ensure the safety of the ADC staff
  • Conduct rehabilitative programs to reduce recidivism among released prisoners

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 5, 2017, from 11:00 am until 11:30 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, September 27, 2017.  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, September 27, 2017. 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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