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WV DOC - Beckley Correctional Center (BCC)

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Last Updated: December 14, 2020
111 S Eisenhower Dr, Beckley, WV 25801

Beckley Correctional Center is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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WV DOC - Beckley Correctional Center (BCC) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 304-256-6780

The inmates housed at Beckley Correctional Center located at 111 S Eisenhower Dr in Beckley, WV are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

The Beckley Work Release Center was established in 1974 and was reorganized in 1997 and renamed Beckley Correctional Center (BCC) located in Beckley West Virginia. BCC has the capacity to house 140 offenders. The center expanded into the Jackie Withrow Hospital in March of 2011. BCC is a minimum-security community correctional facility with a Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Unit, (RSAT) located on the grounds of Jackie Withrow Hospital. BCC has a current capacity of 137 inmates: 70 males and 8 females in the Work Release Component and 59 male inmates in the Residential Substance Abuse Unit (RSAT). Inmates assigned to BCC must be within 18 months of possible parole or discharge for the Work Release Component and 24 months for the RSAT Unit and must be classified as a level I or II minimum security, meaning, they are classified as non-violent offenders. The facility consists of five buildings:

  • Building 1 – Offices, kitchen, dining room, multi-purpose room and living quarters for 50 inmates.
  • Building 2 – Living quarters for 20 male inmates.
  • Building 3 – Living quarters for 8 female inmates.
  • 4th floor D-Wing, Jackie Withrow Hospital - RSAT Unit-Living quarters for 59 male inmates, multi-purpose room, and offices.

BCC operates two main components consisting of a Work Release Unit and a Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Unit. All BCC inmates must participate in a regimented and intense treatment program. Programs available at BCC are Adult Basic Education, Crime Victim Awareness, Substance Abuse Treatment, Batterers Intervention Prevention, Anger Management and Domestic Violence. RSAT and RSAT aftercare programs.

Work Release Program

Inmates are required to work assigned jobs while at the facility as well as perform a minimum of 80 hours of Community Service work. BCC provides community service to the following agencies/organizations: Beckley Public Works Department, West Virginia State Police Troop 6 Headquarters, West Virginia Department of Highways, Raleigh County Humane Society (animal shelter),and Salvation Army. Upon completion of community service and release from facility employment inmates that are work release status obtain employment within the community in a variety of fields to include Department of Highways, construction, restaurant and retail sales. Work Release status inmates also earn two-hour passes and overnight furloughs to immediate family members based on behavior, history and approval of officials in prospective furloughing county. Inmates out in the community are monitored by the BCC staff through random telephone calls, employment evaluations, visual employment checks furlough visits and random drug & alcohol testing.

RSAT Unit Inmates

Inmates volunteer to participate in the RSAT program which is a very structured program consisting of 4 phases. The 1st phase is the entry level inmates and they progress to the 4th phase which when completed they will become eligible to transfer to the Work Release Program.

Alcohol and Drug Education, Treatment, and Relapse Prevention
ALADRUE is the agency’s three-tiered non-residential substance abuse program for offenders in various stages of drug/alcohol abuse and addiction. ALADRUE is available in all facilities across the state, and consists of three phases: Phase I- Psychoeducation; Phase II- Recovery; and Phase III- Relapse Prevention.
ALADRUE is one of the longest-running programs within the West Virginia Division of Corrections. ALADRUE curriculum was developed to address the needs of incarcerated offenders who have used, abused, or who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. The premise of this program is to teach the participants the components of physical effects of drugs and alcohol on the body, disease of addiction and effective recovery programming.
ALADRUE is a three-tiered program that begins with Phase One: Psychoeducation, where offenders learn the types of substances abused, work to identify the negative effects of alcohol/drugs on their lives and bodies, and gain understanding in the use, misuse, abuse, and addiction of drugs/alcohol.
Phase One programming is followed by ALADRUE Phase Two: Recovery, which is rooted in the 12-Step Model. During this phase, offenders learn the characteristics of the 12-step peer recovery model, the value of peer support to their recovery program, and begin work to obtain sponsorship within the community.
Phase Two programming is followed by ALADRUE Phase Three: Relapse Prevention, wherein cognitive-behavioral tools are utilized to assist the offender in making healthy lifestyle choices, using appropriate and effective coping strategies for relationship changes they will encounter while sober, and inappropriately dealing with emotions and feelings to avoid relapse triggers. It is in this phase that offenders develop an individual relapse prevention plan for long-term sobriety in the community.

Long-term Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Units operate within five Division of Corrections’ facilities providing treatment beds for chronic alcoholics and addicts within prisons.
The available treatment beds are available throughout the system, in all levels of security for both men and women. The primary modality of treatment within these units is a therapeutic community, wherein offenders are exposed to values and principles consistent with those found in the larger society rather than within the prison subculture. At the same time, they are placed in intensive treatment programs to overcome their addictions.
West Virginia’s Therapeutic Community program model is based on correctional programs operating nationally that have achieved success in producing safer, more secure living units and lower recidivism rates.
The agency also operates one community-based center that serves as an aftercare unit for offenders completing the Therapeutic Community. This center is designed to provide a safe transition for the offender from prison to the community, with peer support and follow-up addiction services to the population as they gradually transition back into society.
Anger Management
Anger Management is a cognitive-behavioral program designed and developed by the Division of Corrections in partnership with PSIMED CORRECTIONS, LLC, and the WV Department of Education to educate and challenge the beliefs of offenders in order to improve the offender’s ability to manage anger and interact with others in a socially acceptable manner.
General Intent of the Anger Management Program
1. To increase offender responsibility for their own emotions and subsequent reactions to those emotions.
2. To provide skills in the core components of anger management including rational thinking, physical responses, and behavior responses.
3. To increase offender ability to react to conflict in an assertive manner rather than an aggressive one.
4. To equip the offender with healthy interventions to stress.
5. To develop effective communication skills in the offender.

WV Correctional Industries
WV Correctional Industries was established in 1939, as a correctional program and a business entity. The purpose of Prison Industries is to supply the needs of government; provide skills and training to inmates; and reduce inmate idleness and recidivism.
Correctional Industries furnishes necessities to any government and/or non-profit organization in West Virginia. Those necessities include office and dormitory furniture, cleaning and hygiene supplies, institutional products, signs as well as printing services. The only exception is Braille materials. By statute, such items can be sold on the open market.
Contact phone number: (304) 558-6054

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Covid Visitation Information

Due to the recent health concerns with the Coronavirus, Regular Visits at all West Virginia State Prisons have been suspended. Attorney Visits and Electronic Visits may still occur.

Visitation Information

WV DOC - Beckley Correctional Center (BCC) - Visitation

  • Visiting hours are from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekends only. All visitors must be on an approved visitor list and have two forms of positive identification, one of which must contain a photograph. Acceptable forms of identification are:
    • Valid driver’s license
    • State issued identification
    • Birth certificate
  • 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 the facility.
  • Any articles of clothing, food, etc. must be turned in to the Correctional Officer in charge upon entry to the facility. No home-made food is allowed. Only food purchased from a store, restaurant, delicatessen, or fast food establishment is permitted. Cash, checks, gift cards, pre-paid debit cards, money orders or any other type of financial instrument will not be accepted for inmate or for placement on inmate account.
  • Visitors suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be denied entry.

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