I've heard that inmates at the Roanoke City Jail have to pay for their own medicine and medical care. Is that true?
Yes. The Roanoke City Jail operates a Medical Co-Payment Program under the authority of the Code of Virginia. Inmates pay a co-payment for various medical services such as dental visits, sick call, jail/other doctor visits and prescription handling fees.

However, medical care is never refused to an inmate because of inability to pay. These co-payments are utilized as a source to help off-set the rising costs of medical care.

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1. What items are prohibited in the Roanoke City Courthouse?
2. What are the operating hours of the Roanoke City Courthouse?
3. Can you be asked to leave the Roanoke City Courthouse for inappropriate dress?
4. What are the visiting hours for inmates housed at the Roanoke City Jail?
5. How can I leave money on an inmate's account?
6. How can someone write to an inmate being held at the Roanoke City Jail?
7. Can I make a phone call to someone being held at the Roanoke City Jail?
8. I've heard that inmates at the Roanoke City Jail have to pay for their own medicine and medical care. Is that true?
9. What is the "dollar a day" program?
10. I'm reporting to jail to serve weekends or a deferred sentence. What items am I allowed to bring with me?