Charleston Work Release Center
Administrator: Jeff A. Stinnett
Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmates incarcerated in West Virginia are allowed to receive letters and photos (no polaroids, or nude photos). Your complete name and address must be written legibly in the return address area of the envelope. When sending correspondence always include the inmates name and Identification number as the mailing address above shows, if you know the housing unit please list that as well. Do not mark the envelope or letter in any way. No stamps, pens or pencils, small trinkets, or jewelry or other items should ever be mailed with the correspondence. Staples, paperclips, lipstick, perfume, crayon art, stickers, drawings or markings of any kind will result in the correspondence being returned. Inmates may also receive New paperback books, magazines, newspapers or other printed matter mailed directly from the following: (Be sure to include the inmate name and ID number and send to the inmate mailing address above).
Family and friends of an inmate may send funds by United States Postal Money order. Make the money order payable to the inmate and the inmates DOC number. Mail to the inmate mailing address exactly as above shows.
The West Virginia department of correction encourages friends and family members of inmates who serve as good roles models to communicate and visit with an inmate. This can help the inmate in the rehabilitation process, and eventually with his or her reintegration back into society. Below are some things you should know, and important forms you will need to fill out if you are planning on visiting an inmate incarcerated in a West Virginia prison.
You must be on the inmate's approved visitation list prior to visiting.
Visiting Hours are as follows:
Visiting hours are from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekends only.
All visitors must have two forms of positive identification, one of which must contain a photograph. Acceptable forms of identification are a
Visitors are required to wear appropriate attire before admittance to the facility. No revealing clothing is permitted in the facility. If clothing is determined to be unsuitable for wear into the facility, entrance may be denied.
Minor children do not require identification but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or member of their immediate family at all times. Adult members of the immediate family must present a notarized statement from the parent or legal guardian verifying that they have permission for the minor child to be in that adult’s company in the facility for the purpose of visiting the inmate.
All visitors are subject to search of person and property. Refusal to consent to search may result in denial of entry to facility.
Visitors suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be denied entry.
Need to find information about a prisoner in West Virginia? Search the West Virginia inmate database here.