Wise Correctional Unit
Administrator: Jerry W. Armentrout
Inmate Mailing Address:
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 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 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 your bank account at westernunion.com.
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
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.
Download a legal visiting application here if you are an attorney.
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.
Need to find information about an inmate incarcerated in Virginia? Search the Virginia database of offenders here.