West Virginia Departament of Corrections

Updated on: May 1, 2020
West Virginia
Department Name
West Virginia Division of Corrections
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
WVDOC Central Office 1409 Greenbrier Street Charleston, WV 25311
Phone Number
(304) 558-2036
(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 167 jails and prisons in state West Virginia

Kenneth Honey Rubenstein Juvenile Center

141 Forestry Camp Road, Davis, WV, 26260


Lakin Correctional Center

11264 Ohio River Road, West Columbia, WV, 25287


Huntington Work Release Center

1236 Fifth Avenue, Huntington, WV, 25701


Mount Olive Correctional Complex

1 Mountainside Way, Mt. Olive, WV, 25185


Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Diagnostic & Detention

One Lory Place, Julian, WV, 25529


FCI Gilmer



FPC Alderson