Wallens Ridge State Prison

Wallens Ridge State Prison Virginia

Wallens Ridge State Prison

Physical Address:
Wallens Ridge State Prison
272 Dogwood Drive
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

Administrator:  Gregory Holloway

(276) 523-3310

Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmate Name
ID Number
Wallens Ridge State Prison
P.O. Box 759
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

Wallens Ridge State Prison Inmate Mail

Inmates incarcerated in 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.  For more information on what can be mailed to an inmate click here.  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 Amazon.com (Be sure to include the inmate name and ID number and send to the inmate mailing address above).

Sending Money to an inmate in Virginia

Family and friends of an inmate may send funds electronically 3 ways; JPay, Secure Deposits, and Western Union. 
Please call or visit their websites for locations and fee information. 

Send money to an inmate online using a bank account through Western Union Quick Collect.

Required information to make a deposit through Western Union Quick Collect Online is:
Pay To:  Virginia Dept of Corrections
Code City:  VADOC
Code State: VA
Account Number:  Inmate Number/Inmate Last Name
Attention: Inmate's First Name and Last Name

Visiting an Inmate at Wallens Ridge State Prison

The 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 Virginia prison.

You must be on the inmate's approved visitation list prior to visiting.

Fill out and submit a Virginia Visiting Application Online here..

For a visiting application in Español click here.

Download a legal visiting application here if you are an attorney.

Minors (anyone under the age of 18) visiting this prison must fill out a notarized minor statement.

Some facilities in Virginia offer video visitation, click here to read more about it.

The dress regulations for visiting should be read prior to your first visit.

Visiting Hours are as follows:
All institutions have general population visiting hours on Saturday, Sunday and State holidays.  Contact the institution at the telephone number provided above or read the family and friends of inmates handbook here for more information.

How to do an inmate search in Virginia

Need to find information about an inmate incarcerated in Virginia? Search the Virginia database of offenders here.


Complaints forms @ Wallens Ridge state Prison

      I want to Know who I can complaint with in regards to the complaints forms @ wallens ridge, apparently inmates (compound B-6) don't have complaints forms available for them to complain against officers. At this point the situation is getting annoying as far as their recreation is concern i am aware they are in a level 5 institution however the do have rights still. When they do get recreation some officer cut their recreation time without telling them why also cut the phone off while the inmates are on the phone which is very unfair. As a concerned citizen I've been trying to reach out to people to contact but nobody sees to care because theiy are inmates. Inmates should have the complaint forms available to them at all times!!!!!!

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