List Of Prison Facilities in West Virginia

Below is a complete list of prison facilities in West Virginia. The state of West Virginia has 200 prison facilities. The list includes local jails, federal prisons, and private facilities. Browse the whole list of prisons from the below table.



340 / 100K
Imprisonment Rate

West Virginia has a staggering imprisonment rate of 340 per 100,000 people. A total of 11,154 people are currently incarcerated in West Virginia. 6,243 other convicts are on probation and 3,682 are on parole. View recent arrests in West Virginia.

Search any prison in West Virginia using the below form. Just insert the prison name and we will show you search results matching your query.

West Virginia Prison and Jail System

West Virginia has 33 correctional facilities under the Department Of Correction. West Virginia also has 9 regional facilities in cities and councils where convicts are housed pre-trial. 146 other facilities in the state are being used as administrative offices.

How to Search for Inmates in West Virginia

West Virginia Department of Justice allows you to search for inmates using their public tool. Perform a search by using the person's name, Inmate number, and Inmate ID. The search tool also allows filters like gender, race, age, etc.

Inmate search results show many pieces of information like matching inmate's name, gender, arrest records, crime date, release date, incarceration status, etc.

Prison Population In West Virginia By Incarceration Status

Incarceration Status Population
Probation 6,243
Parole 3,682
Life Sentence 727
Total Incarcerated 11,154

Prison Population By Gender

Gender Population
Male 5,393
Female 651

How To Use The West Virginia Prison Locator!

Searching for prisons in West Virginia has never been easier, we have 200 prisons in West Virginia. Using the search box above you can just type in any prison name or location of the facility we will find the right matches. Or you can use the classic way of browsing through the list of prisons from the below table. Using the table you can easily browse all the prisons in West Virginia. Once you find the prison facility you are looking for, visit the prison page to find information like:

  • Visiting hours
  • Visitation Rules
  • Phone number
  • Email id of the prison warden
  • Facility Address
  • Driving map
  • Prison Inmate Locator

How To Contact, Visit and Send Money To an Inmate In West Virginia

You can visit an Inmate in West Virginia only if you are on their visiting list. Only one visitation is allowed per week. Follow proper rules and regulations for a smooth visiting experience. Below mentioned are a few of them:

  • Wear appropriate clothes for the occasion
  • Bring your ID Card
  • Don't be late for your visit
  • Have a prior appointment booked
  • Respect the prison guards

To know more about visitation you can read our ultimate visitation guide.

West Virginia DOC allows family, relatives, and friends to send money to an inmate. Below are the steps you can follow to send money to an inmates trust fund or commissary account:

Contact An Inmate in West Virginia by using any of the following methods:

  • Mail an inmate using USPS, and send it to the inmate by mentioning the Inmate ID, And Inmate Name with the prison facility's address.
  • Contact via telephone using the phone number mentioned on the prison page. For first-time telephone, setup read our phone account setup guide.

Type Of Prisons In West Virginia

200 Facilities in West Virginia are of different Type and Security level. Below is the distribution of prisons according to the facility type and security levels.

Complete List Of Federal Prisons & Jails In West Virginia

This is full list of prisons in West Virginia. List has been limited to 20 results per page for better browsing experience. Navigate through each page to view whole list of facilities.

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