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WV DOC - Mount Olive Correctional Complex (MOCC)

State Prison

Last Updated: August 08, 2022
Address
1 Mountainside Way, Mt. Olive, WV 25185
Beds
1112
County
Fayette
Phone
304-442-7213
Fax
304-442-7225

Mt Olive Correctional is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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WV DOC - Mount Olive Correctional Complex (MOCC) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 304-442-7213

The inmates housed at Mt Olive Correctional located at 1 Mountainside Way in Mt. Olive, 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.

Mount Olive Correctional Complex (MOCC) is a maximum-security prison houses about 1,050 adult male inmates and is the only prison in the state that houses maximum-security males. Inmates at this facility are considered to be high risk, violent, predatory type offenders.

Built as a replacement for the Civil War-era West Virginia Penitentiary at Moundsville, MOCC is the state's only maximum-security correctional facility and has a current capacity of 1,030 inmates. MOCC houses the most violent, high-risk, dangerous and disruptive inmates in the state and has the most diverse inmate population in the state; consisting of the general population, punitive segregation, administrative segregation, intake, special management, mental health, acute medical, and work camp inmates.

The facility is encompassed by a secure perimeter fence approximately one mile long. Of the 120 acre site, approximately 80 acres are inside the secure perimeter. Extensive use is made of both electronic and manual security controls. MOCC operates as a small town, having its own post office and ZIP code, power plant, electrical sub-station, fuel depot, water supply, central warehouse, maintenance garage, hospital and medical clinic, gymnasium, chapel, library, classrooms, courtroom, foodservice and laundry facilities.

Professionals through contractual agreements provide medical, dental, mental health and food services. The West Virginia Department of Education provides many educational and vocational programs for the inmate population such as ABE/GED, Transition Skills, Business Education, Vocational Agriculture, Welding and Culinary Arts. An Apprenticeship Program in Food Service is also available. Limited college courses for Associate’s Degrees are also available through BridgeValley Community & Technical College.

In partnership with Catalyst Ministries, Appalachian Bible College operates an on-site extension campus at MOCC which focuses on moral rehabilitation and offers a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bible & Theology and allows inmates to be ordained as ministers. This program is unique to all but two prisons in the United States. Additional information regarding this program can be found at catalystministries.com/bible-colleges.php

Selected inmates at MOCC can participate in a paws4prisons™ program which teaches inmates to train various types of assistance dogs for and in support of the paws4people™ foundation. The program inmates first learn how to train “shelter-rescue dogs” and then progress to training highly-trained assistance dogs. Additional information regarding this program can be found at paws4people.org/our-programs/paws4prisons/

West Virginia Correctional Industries operates an engraving shop, sign shop, welding/metal shop and soap/laundry/janitorial supply factory at MOCC. Road signs for the West Virginia Division of Highways, campsite products for West Virginia State Parks & Forests and license plates for the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles are also manufactured by Correctional Industries at MOCC. Information regarding the full line of Correctional Industries products can be found at wvcorrectionalindustries.com

In July 2007, MOCC opened a 48-bed minimum-security Inmate Work Camp outside of the secure perimeter for inmates holding an appropriate security classification. These inmates are provided to the West Virginia Division of Highways for various labor projects. MOCC also provides these inmates for labor and community service to various agencies/charitable organizations throughout the local area.

In September 2007, MOCC underwent an intensive audit by the American Correctional Association (ACA). Auditors spent three (3) days at MOCC examining policies, procedures and interacting with staff and inmates. MOCC was found to be in compliance with required national standards and was granted accreditation. Through additional audits conducted every three (3) years, MOCC has since maintained its ACA accreditation status. MOCC has also achieved and maintains national accreditation through the Correctional Education Association and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.

Develop and empower professional correctional staff to manage high-risk inmates and to function as effective leaders and team members.

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: Pscyhoeducation, 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 in appropriately 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 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 aggressive one.
4. To equip the offender with healthy interventions to stress.
5. To develop effective communication skills in the offender.

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WV DOC - Mount Olive Correctional Complex (MOCC) is a facility in the West Virginia Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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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

Mount Olive Correctional Complex (MOCC) - Visitation

General Population:
The MOCC Visiting Room is open Saturday and Sunday. Visitor processing begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 10:30 am and again from 11:30 am until 3:30 pm although the Visiting Room does not close until 6:00 pm.

Segregation Units: Visiting of inmates in Segregation Units (Quilliams 1 & 2, Medical Infirmary and Mental Health Unit) is by appointment only. Call Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to arrange a visiting time.

Slayton Work Camp: Visiting of inmates assigned to the Slayton Work Camp will take place in the MOCC Visiting Room and by appointment only. Visitors may call in Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm to schedule an appointment. Due to space limitations, appointments for visits with inmates assigned to the Slayton Work Camp are to be made at least one week in advance.

RULES & REGULATIONS FOR VISITORS

Identification:
All Visitors must be on the inmate’s approved visitor list and must provide 2 forms of identification. Visitors 18 years of age and older must have at least one form of identification bearing their photograph (e.g. Driver’s License). The second form of identification may be any other document identifying the individual, such as a Voter’s Registration Card, Insurance Card, etc. However, a Social Security Card or a Credit Card will not be accepted as a valid form of identification. Visiting Room staff may require further identification when deemed necessary. Minor children shall only be permitted to visit when in the company of a parent, other adult member of the immediate family, or legal guardian. Other adult members of the immediate family must present a notarized statement from the parent or legal guardian verifying that they have issued permission for the minor child to be in that adult’s company on the facility’s grounds for the purpose of visiting the inmate.

Searches:
Visitors involved in the introduction of contraband onto the grounds are subject to immediate loss of visiting privileges and criminal prosecution. WV State Code 61-5-8 prohibits any alcoholic liquor, non-intoxicating beer, poison, explosives, firearms or other dangerous or deadly weapon or controlled substance on the grounds of the prison. Cash is also considered contraband for inmates. All visitors must successfully complete a magnetometer, canine and pat-down search, as directed, prior to entry. If a visitor refuses to have his/her vehicle searched, they will be immediately escorted from the property and denied a visit on that day. All children accompanying visitors will be searched in the presence of the custodial parent/guardian accompanying them. MOCC reserves the right to search any vehicle coming onto facility grounds. Vehicle searches that result in the seizure of any contraband the visitor(s) will be permanently banned from participating in the MOCC visiting program. MOCC reserves the right to also contact the WV State Police for further action. No visitor (approved or disapproved) will be permitted to sit or loiter in their vehicles in the Visitation parking lot. All visitors must either report to the Visiting Room Lobby or depart from the premises.

Dress Codes:
All visitors must be fully dressed, including shoes. Only children age 5 and younger will be permitted to wear shorts. All visitors are required to wear appropriate clothing when entering the Visitation Lobby. Visitors will not be allowed to change in the Visitation area nor in the Visitation parking lot. Any visitor found changing in the Visitation parking lot will be required to immediately leave the facility’s grounds (no exceptions).

Male visitors are required to wear suitable clothing. Males must wear either dress slacks (not khaki in color); jeans; cargo pants (not khaki in color, nor made from 100% cotton, and with no holes)); a Polo shirt; button up shirt (must be completely buttoned); crew neck t-shirt (with no vulgarity); a sweat shirt (must not be plain gray in color) or entrance into the Visiting Room will not be permitted.
• No Jewelry will be permitted (with the exception of a wedding band and/or religious necklace)
• Sweat suits, jogging pants, or athletic pants will not be permitted No colognes, body sprays, lotions, or scented hand sanitizers, etc.
• No articles of clothing containing any form of a camouflage pattern
• No articles of clothing or accessories containing excessive metal (i.e. steel-toes shoes/boots).

Female visitors are required to wear suitable, modest clothing. Females must wear either jeans (with no holes in them); dress slacks (not khaki in color and not made from 100% cotton); skirt or dress (the length must be half-way between the calf and the ankle; a non-under wire bra (although a bra must be worn); Polo shirt; button-up shirt (must be completely buttoned); or a crew neck t-shirt (with no vulgarity); or a sweat shirt (must not be plain gray in color). Any shirt exposing any chest area (to include while the wearer is bending over) will not be permitted and entrance to the Visiting Room will not be permitted.
• No Jewelry will be permitted (with the exception of a wedding band and/or religious necklace)
• Sweat suits, jogging pants, or athletic pants will not be permitted
• No tight fitting or revealing clothing.
• No footwear with heels exceeding two inches (2”) in length will be permitted
• No Capri pants will be permitted No perfumes, body sprays, lotions, or scented hand sanitizers, etc.
• No articles of clothing containing any form of a camouflage pattern
• No articles of clothing or accessories containing excessive metal (i.e. steel-toes shoes/boots).
Deviation from any of the above rules will result with the visitor being denied entrance to the Visiting Room.
Number of Visitors & Lengths of Visits:
Only 3 visitors will be permitted for any inmate at any given time, with minor children in the same family counting as 1 visitor. Visits may be shortened, limited, or terminated due to staffing, to accommodate a large number of visitors, facility disturbances or other causes. Visits may also be terminated if inmate or visitor behavior is found to be disruptive to the Visiting Room.

Seating:
Visitors will remain at their assigned tables and not visit other tables. Infants & children are to remain with the adult visitor who brought them. Children under the age of 8 may be allowed to play in the children’s play area as space permits.

Physical Contact:
Lewd behavior and/or physical contact of a sexual nature between inmates & visitors are prohibited. Visitors may embrace the inmate upon arrival and departure. Inmates & visitors may sit side by side at their assigned table. Inmate may drape one arm around the visitor and hold hands. However, both inmate & visitor’s hands must remain in plain view at all times. Children under the age of 5 may sit on the lap of a parent. No article of clothing or any other item may be laid across the lap of inmate and/or visitor.

Smoking:
Smoking and the use of any other tobacco product is prohibited. Visitors are NOT permitted to bring into the Visiting Area any tobacco product and/or tobacco paraphernalia.

Cash:
The Visiting Room does not accept money in any form from visitors for the purpose of being posted on an inmate’s account.

Visitor Property:
Visitors will be permitted to bring approved property into the Visiting Room. However, MOCC will not be responsible for property left in vehicles. Lockers are available to secure personal items. The following items are permitted within the Visiting Room (All other items are Prohibited); Identification Cards/papers; Engagement/wedding ring and religious beads or necklace. (no other jewelry permitted); 1 of each of the following: Belt, Plain White Handkerchief, Pair of Suspenders; Keys (House/Car only), medications, feminine hygiene products will be secured in a locker provided in the Visiting Room Waiting Area. When a small child is visiting, the following will be allowed: 1 clear plastic bottle/“sippy” cup containing only milk or juice and 1 baby blanket. Diapers and accessories must be stored in available lockers. A diaper changing area is available in the Visitor’s Waiting Room.
Note: Breast feeding is not permitted during visiting. Visitors are not permitted to bring any item into the visiting area to give to an inmate. Approved items will only be accepted through an authorized special package processed through the MOCC Post Office.

Food & Beverages:
Visitors are not permitted to bring food or beverage items into the visiting area (with the exception of the one baby bottle for small children). Visitors found defacing or damaging state property will be barred from the facility and removed from all approved inmate visiting lists.

WV STATE CODE 61-5-8 “Aiding escape and other offenses relating to adults and juveniles in custody or confinement; penalties:” The following, shall be enforced and prosecuted to the fullest by MOCC.
(a) Where any adult or juvenile is lawfully detained in custody or confinement in any jail, state correctional facility, juvenile facility or juvenile detention center, if any other person delivers anything into the place of custody or confinement of the adult or juvenile with the intent to aid or facilitate the adult's or juvenile's escape or attempted escape there from, or if the other person forcibly rescues or attempts to rescue an adult or a juvenile there from, the other person is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be confined in a state correctional facility not less than 1 nor more than 10 years.
(b) Where any adult or juvenile is lawfully detained in custody or confinement in any jail, a state correctional facility or a juvenile facility or juvenile detention center, if any other person delivers any money or other thing of value, any written or printed matter, any article of merchandise, food or clothing, any medicine, telecommunication device, utensil or instrument of any kind to the adult or juvenile without the express authority and permission of the supervising officer and with knowledge that the adult or juvenile is lawfully detained, the other person is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00 and confined in jail not less than 3 nor more than 12 months: Provided, That the provisions of this section do not prohibit an attorney or his or her employees from supplying any written or printed material to an adult or juvenile which pertains to that attorney's representation of the adult or juvenile.
(c) If any person transports any alcoholic liquor, non-intoxicating beer, poison, implement of escape, dangerous material, weapon or any controlled substance as defined by chapter sixty-a of this code onto the grounds of any jail, state correctional facility, juvenile facility or juvenile detention center within this state and is unauthorized by law to do so, or is unauthorized by the persons supervising the facility, the person is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $1,000.00 nor more than $5,000.00 or confined in a state correctional facility not less than 2 years nor more than 10 years, or both, or, in the discretion of the court, be confined in jail not more than one year and fined not more than $500.00.
(d) If any person delivers any alcoholic liquor, non-intoxicating beer, poison, implement of escape, dangerous material, weapon or any controlled substance as defined by chapter sixty-a of this code to an adult or juvenile in custody or confinement in any jail, state correctional facility, juvenile facility or juvenile detention center within this state and is unauthorized by law to do so, or is unauthorized by the persons supervising the facility, the person is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $1,000.00 nor more than $5,000.00 or confined in a state correctional facility not less than 1 year nor more than 5 years, or both.
(e) Whoever purchases, accepts as a gift, or secures by barter, trade or in any other manner, any article or articles manufactured at or belonging to any jail, state correctional facility, juvenile facility or juvenile detention center from any adult or juvenile detained therein is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $50 nor more than $500 and confined in jail not less than 3 nor more than 12 months:
Provided, That the provisions of this subsection do not apply to articles specially manufactured in any facility under the authorization of the persons supervising the facility and which are offered for sale within or outside of the facility. (f) Whoever persuades, induces or entices or attempts to persuade, induce or entice any person who is in custody or confined in any jail, state correctional facility, juvenile facility or juvenile detention center to escape there from or to engage or aid in any insubordination to the persons supervising the facility is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00 and confined in jail not less than 3 nor more than 12 months

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