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WV DOC - Saint Marys Correctional Center

State Prison

Last Updated: June 02, 2022
2880 N Pleasants Hwy, St. Marys, WV 26170

Saint Marys Correctional is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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WV DOC - Saint Marys 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: 304-684-5500

The inmates housed at Saint Marys Correctional located at 2880 N Pleasants Hwy in St. Marys, 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.

St. Marys Correctional Center's mission is to provide for the custody, control and care of adult, male felons who have been convicted of severe crimes against man or nature. SMCC is a medium-security facility for the West Virginia Division of Corrections designed to house offenders departmentally classified as Level III, Level II and Level I custody. Offenders departmentally deemed as geriatric or chronically ill may also be assigned to SMCC.

With the aging offender population and a need to house them accordingly, SMCC offers a unit that is specific for those needs. St. Marys has a relatively flat campus that meets the needs of those in wheelchairs and others with mobility issues. To include those mentioned above, in total St. Marys has a daily count of 610 inmates.

St. Marys Correctional Center predominately houses medium classification custody inmates. Inmates are prepared for release through education and other needs appropriate classes. Community service is provided with inmate labor at various locations throughout the area as well as non-profit organizations upon request. St. Marys Correctional Center strives to be a good neighbor to the Pleasants County area. Our focus is Re-entry oriented as these offenders will eventually be released back into society with hopes of remaining and not returning to incarceration.

In February 2014, St. Marys Correctional Center became the third WVDOC facility to partner with paws4people by implementing the paws4prisons Program. The paws4prisons Program teaches inmates to train various types of Assistance Dogs and then manages and supervises the training of these Assistance Dogs for and in support of the mission of the paws4people foundation. The 8 week Shelter2Pet Program at SMCC partners with the Pleasants County Humane Society, teaching basic obedience to make their dogs more adoptable. Throughout a rigorous 21 week academic course, inmate trainers learn to train dogs in basic and advanced obedience, then progress to training highly-trained Assistance Dogs. The Assistance Dogs learn over 100 commands. The highly-trained Assistance Dogs, some of which know in excess of 100 commands, often learn specialized commands depending on the client’s needs.

The paws4prisons Program has served as an inmate rehabilitation program and has considerable success in aiding inmates to learn patience, responsibility and gives them the opportunity to “pay it forward.” Humility, Integrity, Empathy: These are the core values of the paws4prisons Program.

St. Marys Correctional Center also provides a Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Unit consisting of 108 beds. Inmates with a history of substance abuse are given the opportunity to gain a better understanding of their addiction thru educational classes, peer groups and a graduate program that focuses on self-change and successful re-entry into society. RSAT uses the therapeutic community to achieve these results. There is also an aftercare plan developed to help with the recovery process after release.

As mentioned above, our institution and programs are Re-entry focused and we accomplish this with a total collaborative team effort, which includes many disciplines.

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.
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 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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WV DOC - Saint Marys 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

Visiting hours for WV DOC - Saint Marys Correctional Center. For Directions call 304-684-5500

Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Federal Holidays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

No cellphones, you will be searched before visiting. NO personal belongings. Persons under probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.

If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate's extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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