Virginia Inmate Search

Updated on: January 23, 2021
Virginia

About Virginia State Department of Corrections

Nationwide Inmate Records Online Check

Jail records, court & arrest records, mugshots and even judicial reports.

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.

Basic Information

Department Name Virginia State Department of Corrections
Official Website http://www.vadoc.virginia.gov/
Currently Incarcerated Inmates https://vadoc.virginia.gov/offenders/locator/
Location P.O. Box 26963. Richmond, VA 23261-6963
Phone Number 804-674-3000

How to Do an Inmate Search in Virginia

Nationwide Inmate Records Online Check

Jail records, court & arrest records, mugshots and even judicial reports.

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:

Types of Correctional Facilities in Virginia

List of Correctional Facilities in Virginia

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