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WV DOC - West Virginia Corrections Academy (WVCA)

State Prison

Last Updated: May 03, 2022
Address
103 Academy Dr, Glenville, WV 26351
County
Gilmer
Phone
304-462-3044
Fax
304-462-3052

WV Corrections Academy is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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WV DOC - West Virginia Corrections Academy (WVCA) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 304-462-3044

The inmates housed at WV Corrections Academy located at 103 Academy Dr in Glenville, 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.

Initially, all training for correctional officers was conducted at the West Virginia State Police Academy. In 1982, then Commissioner of Corrections, W. Joseph McCoy, recognized the need to create the West Virginia Corrections Academy.

  • In September 1982 the Academy began operations located in Randolph County near the Huttonsville Correctional Center.
  • In August 1987 the Academy was moved to the campus of West Liberty State College located near the city of Wheeling in Ohio County.
  • It was relocated in August 1996 to its location on the campus of West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, Fayette County.
  • In January 2007 it was temporarily relocated to Parchment Valley, Ripley, Jackson County, while plans were made for a permanent site.
  • In December 2009 the Academy was relocated to Glenville in Gilmer County, which is now home to the WV Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Professional Development Center.

The Academy serves as the training department for the West Virginia Division of Corrections and consists of training personnel at the Academy as well as at each facility and work unit in the Division. The Academy also hosts and provides training for other public service agencies upon request.

Inmate Locator

WV DOC - West Virginia Corrections Academy (WVCA) 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.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

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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 - West Virginia Corrections Academy (WVCA). For Directions call 304-462-3044

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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