The Virginia State Department of Corrections is responsible for keeping and maintaining an updated database for inmates completing their sentence in Virginia state prisons.
The database is for public use. It can be found on the Virginia State Department of Corrections official website. The database displays inmates who are currently in jail, on parole, or been released from jail. You can search the database with the offenders first and last name.
Unlike the state of Virginia, Virginia county and city jails keep their databases separate from the state. You will not find any inmates that are housed in county and city jails in the Virginia State Department of Corrections database.
When an offender is housed in a state prison, they are property of the Department of Corrections Division. As stated above every state’s Department of Corrections Division has their own jail roster or database that the general public may use.
The Virginia Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Virginia Department of Corrections website.
You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:
The DOC number will take precedence during all searches. The DOC is a six-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their DOC number by the Virginia Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.
If you decide to enter their DOC number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the DOC field will only show results for the EXACT number you have entered, so you will want to double check, if no results pop up.
If you don’t know the inmate’s DOC number or there are no search results for the DOC number you plugged in, the next thing you can do is search by the inmate’s first and last name.
When you finally get some search results, you will see a list of all inmates that fit the criteria you plugged in. This is not a release search. All inmates are currently sitting behind bars.
You will see the following pieces of information in the Virginia jails inmate search:
|Correctional Facility Name||Type||County|
|Virginia Beach City Jail, Virginia||City Jail||Independent County|
|Rappahannock County Jail, Virginia||County Jail||Rappahannock County|
|Sussex 1 State Prison, Virginia||State Prison||Sussex County|
|Sussex 2 State Prison, Virginia||State Prison||Sussex County|
|Dillwyn Correctional Center, Virginia||State Prison||Buckingham County|
|W.W.Moore Jr. Juvenile Detention Home, Virginia||State Prison||Halifax County|
|Newport News City Jail, Virginia||City Jail||Independent County|
|Richmond County Jail, Virginia||County Jail||Richmond County|
|St. Brides Correctional Center, Virginia||State Prison||Independent City County|
|Merrimac Juvenile Detention Center, Virginia||County Jail||Essex|king William|middlesex|mathews|glouchester County|
|Naval Brig – Norflok, Virginia||Military Prisons||County|
|Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center, Virginia||State Prison||Powhatan County|
|Virginia Beach Juvenile Detention Center, Virginia||State Prison||Princess Anne County|
|Nottoway Correctional Center, Virginia||State Prison||Nottoway County|
|Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority – Duffield, Virginia||Regional Facility||Scott County|
|Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center, Virginia||State Prison||Chesterfield County|
|FCI Petersburg Low, Virginia||Federal Prison||Hopewell city|
|Washington County Jail, Virginia||County Jail||Washington County|
|Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority – Abingdon, Virginia||Regional Facility||Washington County|
|James River Work Center, Virginia||State Prison||County|
|Powhatan County Jail, Virginia||County Jail||Powhatan County|
|Virginia Beach County Jail, Virginia||County Jail||Virginia Beach County|
|Crater Juvenile Detention Home, Virginia||City Jail||Prince George County|
|Brunswick County Jail, Virginia||County Jail||Brunswick County|
|Amelia County Jail, Virginia||County Jail||Amelia County|
|Wallens Ridge State Prison, Virginia||State Prison||Wise County|
|Green Rock Correctional Center, Virginia||State Prison||Pittsylvania County|
|Danville Juvenile Detention, Virginia||City Jail||Independent City County|
|Mecklenburg County Jail, Virginia||County Jail||Mecklenburg County|
|Piedmont Regional Jail, Virginia||Regional Facility||Prince Edward County|
|Bedford County Detention Center, Virginia||State Prison||Bedford County|
|Newport News Juvenile Detention, Virginia||State Prison||Newport News City County|
|Christiansburg City Jail, Virginia||City Jail||Montgomery County|
|Haymarket City Jail, Virginia||City Jail||Prince William County|
|Lynchburg Adult Detention Facility, Virginia||State Prison||Independent City County|
|Henrico City Jail, Virginia||City Jail||Independent County|
|Spotsylvania County Sheriff, Virginia||County Jail||Spotsylvania County|
|Meherrin River Regional Jail – Alberta Facility, Virginia||Regional Facility||Brunswick County|
|Deep Meadow Correctional Center, Virginia||State Prison||Powhatan County|
|Chase City City Jail, Virginia||City Jail||Mecklenburg County|
|South Hill City Jail, Virginia||City Jail||Mecklenburg County|
|Gloucester County Jail, Virginia||County Jail||Gloucester County|
|James River Correctional Center, Virginia||State Prison||Powhatan County|
|Virginia Beach Correctional Center, Virginia||City Jail||Princess Anne County|
|Shenandoah County Jail, Virginia||County Jail||Shenandoah County|
|Peumansend Creek Regional Jail, Virginia||Regional Facility||Caroline County|
|Rockbridge Regional Jail, Virginia||Regional Facility||Rockbridge County|
|Rappahannock Regional Facility (ICE), Virginia||Regional Facility||Rappahannock County|
|Williamsburg County Jail, Virginia||County Jail||Williamsburg County|
|Rustburg Correctional Unit # 9, Virginia||State Prison||Campbell County|