West Virginia Departament of Corrections

West Virginia
Department Name
West Virginia Division of Corrections
Official Website
Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
Link
Location
WVDOC Central Office 1409 Greenbrier Street Charleston, WV 25311
Phone Number
(304) 558-2036
Fax
(304) 558-5934

Types of Correctional Facilities in West Virginia

Searching for an inmate in the West Virginia Division of Corrections comes down to looking on the state website. All of the information is maintained by the state, which means doing an inmate search is pretty easy!

Those inmates in city or county jails will be found on the website in which the inmate is housed. If you’re wanting to do a prison search or an inmate search, continue reading.

How to Search for an Inmate

Looking for an inmate locater? You’ve come to the right place. You can find an inmate in the West Virginia Division of Corrections. Go here to begin your search.

To search for an inmate, you need to know the first name and last name of the inmate. Info is always changing, so make sure you have the most up to date personal information to make your search a lot easier.

How to Visit with an Inmate

The West Virginia Division of Corrections encourages inmates to visit with their friends and family as long they’re eligible to do so.

You can start your visitation with an inmate by filling out an application. You can find the application here.

There are typically a lot of rules and regulations put in place for visitations. Make sure you follow these rules. If you don’t, you could be denied the right to visit an inmate in the state prisons of West Virginia.

How to send Money to an Inmate

Those who are friends and family of an inmate can send money. Each inmate in a state prison has a trust account.

You can send money to an inmate a few different ways.

  • Phone: Call 888.988.4768 and use Site ID 179.
  • Web: Visit com or Jailatm.com online.
  • App: Use the ConnectNetwork app for iOS or Android

How to Call an Inmate

Are you looking to talk to an inmate? After you’ve done a prison search or an inmate search, you will be able to call an inmate. If you wish to communicate with an inmate, you can go to the  CenturyLink Public Communications Portal.

Calling an inmate is usually pretty simple, but it does cost money. Keep in mind that the money doesn’t always go to the state prisons, it usually goes to fund other things.

Plus, it costs to have a third party processing all of the information that is required to be able to communicate with an inmate.

Now that you know what it takes to search for an inmate, you can also learn how to communicate with them. Just know that each state does things differently, so make sure you follow the rules and regulations of the West Virginia DOC.

Correctional Facilities in West Virginia

There are 116 jails and prisons in state West Virginia

Williamson City Jail

108 East 4th Ave., Williamson, WV, 25661

304-235-2570

White Sulphur Springs City Jail

32 West Main St., White Sulphur Springs, WV, 24986

304-647-7911

Wellsburg City Jail

70 7th St., Wellsburg, WV, 26070

304-737-1121

Weirton City Jail

200 Municipal Plaza, Weirton, WV, 26062

304-797-8555

Welch City Jail

88 Howard St., Welch, WV, 24801

304-436-3112

War City Jail

11701 Highway 16 South, War, WV, 24892

304-875-2213

Wardensville City Jail

25 Warrior Way, Wardensville, WV, 26851

304-874-3950

Triadelphia City Jail

207 National Rd., Triadelphia, WV, 26059

304-547-5001

Star City City Jail

370 Broadway Ave., Star City, WV, 26505

304-599-3550

South Charleston City Jail

1103 Jefferson Rd., South Charleston, WV, 25309

304-744-0079

Sophia City Jail

100 Railroad Ave., Sophia, WV, 25921

304-683-3331

Smithers City Jail

175 Michigan Ave., Smithers, WV, 25186

304-442-5296

Sistersville City Jail

200 Diamond St., Sistersville, WV, 26175

304-652-1570

Shinnston City Jail

43 Bridge St., Shinnston, WV, 26431

304-592-2121

Shepherdstown City Jail

104 North King Street, Suite 100, Shepherdstown, WV, 25443

304-876-6036

Saint Albans City Jail

201 Walnut St., Saint Albans, WV, 25177

304-595-3305

Rowlesburg City Jail

P. O. Box 458, Rowlesburg, WV, 26425

304-454-2012

Ronceverte City Jail

300 W. Main St., Ronceverte, WV, 24970

304-647-5720

Romney City Jail

340 E. Main St., Romney, WV, 26757

304-822-4060

Ridgeley City Jail

1 Ridgeley St., Ridgeley, WV, 26753

304-738-9400