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WV DOC - Northern Regional Jail

State Prison

Last Updated: March 18, 2021
112 Northern Regional Correctional Dr, Moundsville, WV 26041

Northern Regional Jail is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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WV DOC - Northern Regional Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 304-843-4067

The inmates housed at Northern Regional Jail located at 112 Northern Regional Correctional Dr in Moundsville, 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 Northern Regional Jail is unique in the aspect that it is two separate and distinct entities, a Correctional Facility under the direction of the West Virginia Division of Corrections and a Regional Jail under the direction of the Regional Jail Authority. The Facility is a Level V (Maximum Security) Correctional Facility, received its first inmates on 31 August 1994. The initial intention was to house male offenders, however, due to the experience of the staff (being former penitentiary employees) this changed. NCF was housing male and female offenders, operating a DOC receiving unit, and establishing the state’s first Behavior Improvement Unit (BIU).

Today NCF houses approximately 253 male inmates, some in double-bunked cells, who have been convicted of serious offenses against persons and property or are special management cases. NCF operates under a Unit Management philosophy and utilizes a team approach to inmate management. The Northern Correctional Facility maintains General Population and a short-term Segregation Unit for those DOC inmates who have been found guilty of a rule violation and sentenced to serve segregation time by the Institutional Hearing Officer.

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.

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.

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


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.

Third Base Coaching

In July 2007, the West Virginia Division of Corrections will implement its faith based component of its reentry initiative. Third Base Coaching is intended to provide an opportunity for offenders who discharge their sentence or receive parole to establish a one-on-one relationship with a mentor from the faith community in the area which he/she will be returning.

The mentoring relationship will begin sometime prior to release and continue for a specified period after release. The goal of the program is to foster independence in the participant with the idea of helping him/her become a productive member of society and their faith community, and remain free.

The WVDOC will initiate this program with the full understanding that for every crime there is a victim. This program is designed in a way to assist the offender to change his/her pattern of behavior in order that they will not re-victimize their victim or have new victims. Assistance for victims will continue to be provided through the office of the Victim Services Manager of the WVDOC. We also encourage the faith community to sponsor programs and activities that provide support for the victims of crime.

This program is designed to work in cooperation with existing re-entry programs already established by the faith community. By implementing this program the desire is to provide an opportunity for an even greater number from the faith based community to participate.

The program is based upon two levels of mentorship- transitional mentoring inside prisons and community-based mentoring once an offender is released.

Mentors are asked to:

  • MODEL a faith/ loving relationship to participant
  • Foster a caring and supportive relationship creating an independence from and not a dependence upon the mentor or the system as a whole
  • Encourage positive self concept
  • Teach and aid in goal setting
  • Support other positive relationships within the faith community
  • Assist in linking the offender to community based services
  • Promote appropriate, positive family relationships (Will not promote re-uniting families where there is a history of domestic violence, and/or where the victims were family members. Willleave restoration and confrontation by victims up to Mental Health/Corrections professionals.)
  • Help develop personal accountability (self-leadership) and personal responsibility
  • Promote constructive community involvement such as participation in church groups/activities, AA/NA, recreational activities, and private/civic groups.
  • Encourage the offender in life domain areas (keeping a job, paying bills on time, etc.)
  • Communicate with and/or seek assistance from the organization leader, WVDOC Religious Services Program Mentor, and participant’s Parole Officer as needed.

Inmate Locator

WV DOC - Northern Regional Jail 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.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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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 - Northern Correctional Facility (NCC) - Visitation

Appointments required for SUNDAY, MONDAY & WEDNESDAY visitation, visitors must call 304-843-6378.


  • Tuesdays from 8:00AM - 9:00AM for a Wednesday Visit
  • Thursdays from 8:00AM - 9:00AM for a Sunday/Monday Visit

Each inmate may receive only one (1) visit per day.

Visitors should arrive at the facility at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled visitation time.

All visitation rules will be followed, or the visit will be terminated.

Requires Telephone Registration: 8:00 am - 9:00 am on previous Thursday

Non-Contact Visit: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Telephone Registration Day for Wednesday Visits
Walk-In Registration at facility on the day of the visit: 8:15 am Non-Contact Visit (Lock Down Inmates): 8:30 am
Walk-In Registration at facility on the day of the visit: 9:45 am
Non-Contact Visit (P/C Inmates): 10:00 am
Requires Telephone Registration: 8:00 am – 9:00am on previous Tuesday
Non-Contact Visit: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Non-Contact Visit: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Telephone Registration for Sunday/Monday Visits
Walk-In Registration at Facility for PC/Special Management Visits Only at 5:45 pm
PC/ Special Management Only Visitation: 6:00 pm
No Visitation
No Visitation
Requires Telephone Registration: 8:00AM to 9:00AM on previous Thursday
Non-Contact Visits: 8:00AM - 11:00AM

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