West Virginia Inmate Search

West Virginia

About West Virginia Division of Corrections

The West Virginia Division of Correction is the agency responsible for keeping and maintaining an updated database on those individuals who are serving out their time in West Virginia state prisons.
The database is open to the public to use and is located on the West Virginia Division of Corrections official website. The database only contains those currently sitting behind bars, those on probation, and those who are on parole in West Virginia. The offenders that completed their time under the West Virginia Division of Corrections will not be in the database. You can search the database by the offender's ID number or their first and last name. 

Unlike the state of West Virginia, West Virginia city and county jails are not included in the state's database. They keep their records separate. You will need to contact the proper authorities, if you are looking for someone in a city or county jail.

Basic Information

Department Name West Virginia Division of Corrections
Official Website http://www.wvdoc.com/
Currently Incarcerated Inmates http://www.wvdoc.com/wvdoc/OISOffenderSearch/tabid/200/Default.aspx
Location WVDOC Central Office 1409 Greenbrier Street Charleston, WV 25311
Phone Number (304) 558-2036
Fax (304) 558-5934

How to Do an Inmate Search in West Virginia

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 Florida Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official West Virginia Division 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 West Virginia Division 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 West Virginia jails inmate search:

You can click on the inmate’s name to bring up their own personal file. When you do this, you will see the following information:

Types of Correctional Facilities in West Virginia

List of Correctional Facilities in West Virginia

There are 52 jails and prisons in West Virginia.
Showing 1 – 50 of 52 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Tygart Valley Regional Jail Regional Facility Barbour County
Southwestern Regional Jail Regional Facility Boone County
Central Regional Jail Regional Facility Braxton County
North Central Regional Jail Regional Facility Doddridge County
Northern Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Regional Facility Marshall County
Eastern Regional Jail Regional Facility Berkeley County
Southern Regional Jail Regional Facility Fayette County
Pendleton County Jail County Jail Pendleton County
Potomac Highlands Regional Jail Regional Facility Grant County
South Central Regional Jail Regional Facility Jackson County
Western Regional Jail Regional Facility Lincoln County
Wood County Jail County Jail Wood County
Monroe County Jail County Jail Monroe County
Anthony Correctional Center State Prison Greenbrier County
Beckley Correctional Center State Prison Raleigh County
Charleston Work Release Center State Prison Kanawha County
Huntington Work Release Center State Prison Cabell County
Denmar Correctional Center State Prison Pocahontas County
Huttonsville Correctional Center State Prison Randolph County
Martinsburg Correctional Center State Prison Berkeley County
Lakin Correctional Center State Prison Mason County
Mount Olive Correctional Complex State Prison Fayette County
Ohio County Correctional Complex State Prison Ohio County
Saint Marys Correctional Center State Prison Pleasants County
Pruntytown Correctional Center State Prison Taylor County
West Virginia Corrections Academy State Prison Gilmer County
Slayton Work Camp State Prison Fayette County
Gene Spadaro Juvenile Center State Prison Fayette County
J.M. "Chick" Buckbee Juvenile Center State Prison Hampshire County
Kenneth Honey Rubenstein Juvenile Center State Prison Tucker County
James H. "Tiger" Morton Juvenile Center State Prison Kanawha County
Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Diagnostic & Detention State Prison Boone County
Lorrie Yeager Jr. Juvenile Center State Prison Wood County
Northern West Virginia Youth Diagnostic Center State Prison Harrison County
Northern Regional Juvenile Detention Center State Prison Ohio County
Robert L. Shell Juvenile Center State Prison Cabell County
Sam Perdue Juvenile Center State Prison Mercer County
Vicki V. Douglas Juvenile Center State Prison Jefferson County
West Virginia Industrial Home for Youth State Prison Doddridge County
McDowell County Stevens Correctional Center County Jail McDowell County
McDowell County Welch Correctional Center County Jail McDowell County
West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Authority State Prison Kanawha County
Northern Correctional Facility State Prison Marshall County
Bluefield Jail City Jail Mercer County
Princeton Jail City Jail Mercer County
FPC Alderson Federal Prison Greenbrier
FCI Beckley Federal Prison Raleigh
FCI Gilmer Federal Prison Gilmer
FCI Hazelton Federal Prison Preston
USP Hazelton Federal Prison Preston
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