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WV DOC - Pruntytown Correctional Center

State Prison

Last Updated: July 29, 2022
2006 Trap Springs Rd , Grafton, WV 26354

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

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WV DOC - Pruntytown Correctional Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 304-265-6111

The inmates housed at Pruntytown Correctional Center located at 2006 Trap Springs Rd in Grafton, 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 Pruntytown Correctional Center is a mixed custody facility originally established as the West Virginia Industrial School for Boys in 1891 and served as a juvenile facility until being closed in January of 1983. At that time, the juveniles were transferred to the West Virginia Industrial Home for Youth near Salem.

Each unit functions with its own common area, kitchenette, and outdoor recreation yard. Pruntytown Correctional Center participates in the Paws 4 Prison program which allows offenders to work with dogs, training them as service animals. Job opportunities for inmates at this prison include supportive institution roles, providing services in the laundry, and custodial maintenance.

The Pruntytown Correctional was reopened in 1985, housing minimum custody adult male inmates whose primary work function was to renovate the facility. In November 1988, the Division of Corrections moved thirty-two state adult female prisoners, who were housed under contract at the Federal Correctional Institution for Women at Alderson, West Virginia, to the Pruntytown Correctional Center, making it the state’s first adult co-ed correctional facility. Additional housing was added in 1999 for another 128 male inmates.

In January 2007, all-female inmates housed at Pruntytown Correctional Center were transferred to the Lakin Correctional Center in Mason County, which serves as the state’s female prison. Pruntytown currently houses 369 minimum and medium custody male inmates.


The complex encompasses over 100 acres on picturesque rolling hills and is divided by a highway that runs through the center. The east side contains the former school building (no longer used); indoor gymnasium; health services building; three housing units, one of which has an adjacent education building; the administration building, and the kitchen/dining hall. On the west side of the highway, there is the former warden’s residence now used as an extension of the administration building, a housing unit on the top floor of a three-story building that also houses a correctional industry shop on the first floor, a maintenance storage building and modular housing contained inside a perimeter fence which also has an adjacent education building.

Housing Capability

Inmate housing is divided into five separate buildings. Four of the units are constructed in dormitory-style with an officer’s station and additional offices for the unit manager, case managers, counselors, and office assistant. The fifth building is the modular unit which houses the residential substance abuse unit and also has an officer’s station and offices for the unit manager, case managers, substance abuse therapists and office assistant. This unit has individual rooms occupied by two inmates. Each of the units is equipped with a dayroom area and food preparation areas. All of the units have outside recreation areas.

The inmate population characteristics include a maximum of 369 minimum and medium custody male inmates. These inmates are received from other Division of Corrections facilities and the Regional Jail Authority. All inmates must be within 36 months of potential release through parole or discharge. Many of Pruntytown’s inmates have the opportunity to work their way down to one of the state’s work release centers.

Inmate Locator

WV DOC - Pruntytown Correctional Center 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

WV DOC - Pruntytown Correctional Center and Jail - Visitation


Visiting hours are 8:00 am to 2:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Visitors must register no later than 1:30 pm to allow time for processing. Visitors who arrive after 1:30 pm will not be permitted to visit. Visitors will be allotted 3 hours of visiting time per each approved visiting day unless space and time requirements or security considerations clearly dictate otherwise. New intakes may have visits after 30 days from date of arrival at Pruntytown.

All visitors must be on approved visitation list. Inmates may place individuals on an approved visiting list by mailing a Visitation Questionnaire to those individuals the inmate wishes to have visit. Family members/friends must then return their completed Visitation Questionnaire directly to the PCC Visitation Coordinator. Questionnaires should be mailed to:

Pruntytown Correctional Center
P.O. Box 159
Grafton, WV 26354
Attention: Visitation Coordinator

Positive identification (driver’s license or other approved picture ID and the vehicle registration) of all visitors will be required before they will be admitted to visit. All visitors are required to wear suitable, modest clothing, which includes underwear. An adult member of their family must accompany all minor children on their visits. If the accompanying adult family member is not the parent or legal guardian, they must bring with them a notarized permission slip signed by the parent or legal guardian giving permission for the visit to take place.

The only items permitted in the visiting area are: identification cards/papers, house and car keys, no more than $10 in coinage (paper money is prohibited), 5 nitroglycerin tablets, and 1 asthma inhaler. When a small child is visiting, the following items are permitted: clear baby bottle or sippy cup containing only milk, juice or formula, 1 baby blanket, 4 diapers, baby wipes, and pacifiers. ALL OTHER ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED. ALL INDIVIDUALS AND ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH AT ANY TIME

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