West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Authority Inmate Search and Prison Information
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West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Authority is a facility that is operated by the West Virginia State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. It is a maximum security prison for men. The facility is located in Charleston, West Virginia, and the prison can get extremely cold, leading to the facility earning the nickname “West Virginia’s Little Siberia” due to the isolation of Charleston and the climate. It is the third oldest prison in West Virginia, and there are somewhere around 1000 guards at the facility. It is also the largest maximum security prison in the state.
The facility also housed the West Virginia state death row male inmates up until 2008, as well. The prison was actually built in 1844, and was created so that prisoners can supply labor to local mines. In 1899, a mental health hospital was built on the premises as well, called the Charleston State Hospital. The hospital was meant to serve those who were going insane during their sentences.
There are many various well-known individuals that have served time at West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Authority. There is also a garment shop at the facility, as well.
In addition, two individuals escaped from West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Authority in 2015. This became the subject of a show, “Escape from Charleston”. The seven-episode series premiered in 2018, and has won various awards.
- Facility Name
- West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Authority
- Facility Type
- State Prison
- 1325 Virginia Street East, Charleston, WV, 25301
- Postal Code
- West Virginia
- Kanawha County
- Official Website
- Sunday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
- Monday Closed
- Tuesday Closed
- Wednesday Closed
- Thursday Closed
- Friday Closed
- Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
- Holiday Closed
If you want to search for an inmate at West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Authority, you can use this inmate locator here: http://www.wvrja.com/. Youthful offenders are not included in the search. You can search by name, and can also include birth year to filter results. You can also utilize their ID to find inmates, as well.
Sending a Mail
All mail can be inspected and opened, except for legal mail. Correspondence between inmates and friends/family members is encouraged. In addition, offenders cannot contact those who have an order of protection against them. Inmates can receive two food packages per month.
Photos can be received, but they must be 4” x 6” and cannot contain nudity. Polaroids are not accepted because they pose a security risk. Inmates at West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Authority can also receive five pages of “photocopied or printed” material. A request can be made to make an exception for legal material, but must be made several months in advance.
Send mail to this address:
Inmate Name, ID Number
West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Authority
1325 Virginia Street East, Charleston, WV, 25301
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Inmates at West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Authority can receive Postal Service Money Orders from friends and family. You can deposit up to $50 per day before a visiting session, as well. Inmates receive a printout of their monthly activity. The “balance” of an inmate cannot be disclosed to anyone other than the inmate.
If the source of the funds cannot be identified for whatever reason, it will be treated as contraband. There may be money deducted for an inmate’s fines or fees.
Each inmate has an approved telephone list with up to 15 numbers. Only offenders/inmates can add or delete a phone number from their telephone list. Inmates can only make outgoing collect calls.
Calls at West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Authority are limited to thirty minutes, but the limit changes to ten minutes depending on inmate needs for the phones.
You can contact the facility in writing if an inmate is contacting you and the contact is unwanted.
Inmates at West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Authority are limited to four visitors per visiting session, and visiting days are everyday. Visiting hours are from 8 30 AM to 3 PM.
Refer the map below to find the driving directions.