- Department Name
- Virginia State Department of Corrections
- Official Website
- Currently Incarcerated Inmates
- P.O. Box 26963. Richmond, VA 23261-6963
- Phone Number
Types of Correctional Facilities in Virginia
Those who are housed in a prison in the Virginia Department of Corrections have their inmate records housed by the VADOC. Inmates who are in a federal prison can be searched in the database provided by the state.
Those inmates who are housed in prison, not ran by the state, are going to have their records maintained by the city or county jail that they’re in. Here is how you do an inmate search and figure out how to communicate with an inmate.
How to do an Inmate Search
A prison search or inmate search in the Virginia State Department of Corrections is easier than you can imagine. You simply search for the inmate by first name, last night, or ID number.
If you have this information, it’s much easier to find an inmate. If you have troubles locating an inmate, you might be able to contact the state prison, in which they’re located.
Go here to find the inmate you’re looking for in the Virginia State Department of Corrections, also known as VADOC.
How to Visit with an Inmate
If you have done your prison search and inmate locator, then visiting with an inmate may be your next step.
Before you can visit with an inmate, you need to fill out an application. Your application will expire after 36 months, in that case, you will need to put in a new application.
You must check with each institution to figure out when their visitation schedules are. Go here to get all the details on visitations in the Virginia State Department of Corrections.
How to Complete a Video Visitation
Friends and family can meet with an inmate through video visitation. Traveling long distances can be expensive for friends and family, this is a good solution to that problem.
Each inmate that wants to participate in video visitation needs to be eligible. If you’d like to get a more in-depth review of what is or isn’t allowed visitation wise, go here.
How to Send Mail
As a civilian, you’re allowed to communicate with inmates in the Virginia State Department of Corrections via mail. In fact, it’s encouraged!
Just be cautioned that sending mail to the prison system means it’s subjected to being searched.
Also, all mail sent to the Virginia State Department of Corrections is copied, and the photocopies are given to the inmate.
If for some reason the mail has been classified as unauthorized, the mail will be sent back to the sender with a note explaining why it was sent back.
You can get a detailed list of what is okay and not okay to send right here.
If you’d like to get in touch with an inmate or lookup an inmate, then you are where you need to be. Hopefully, this guide will help you figure out the information you need.
Correctional Facilities in VirginiaThere are 298 jails and prisons in state Virginia
Wytheville City Jail
185 Spring St., Wytheville, VA, 24382
Wise City Jail
501 W. Main St., Wise, VA, 24293
Wintergreen City Jail
P.O Box 587, Wintergreen, VA, 22958
White Stone City Jail
433 Rappahannock Dr., White Stone, VA, 22578
White River Junction City Jail
812 VA Cutoff Rd., White River Junction, VA, 05001
West Dover City Jail
P. O. Box 124, West Dover, VA, 05356
Weber City City Jail
P. O. Box 2266, Weber City, VA, 24290
Virginia Beach City Jail
2509 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23456
Victoria City Jail
P. O. Box V, Victoria, VA, 23974
Timberville City Jail
392 S. Main St., Timberville, VA, 22853
Tappahannock City Jail
315 Duke St., Tappahannock, VA, 22560
Tangier City Jail
P. O. Box 244, Tangier, VA, 23440
Suffolk City Jail
120 N. Wellons St., Suffolk, VA, 23434
Stephens City City Jail
1033 Locust St., Stephens City, VA, 22655
Staunton City Jail
116 W. Beverley St., Staunton, VA, 24401
Stafford City Jail
1221 Washington Dr., Stafford, VA, 22554
South Hill City Jail
103 S. Brunswick Ave., South Hill, VA, 23970
South Boston City Jail
640 Hamilton Blvd., South Boston, VA, 24592
Scottsville City Jail
105 Main St., Scottsville, VA, 24590
Saxis City Jail
P. O. Box 90, Saxis, VA, 23427