The 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.