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Databases Updated on Jun 20, 2024

How to Perform Virginia Inmate Lookup

The state makes it easy for you to locate an inmate incarcerated in one of their jails or prisons. Using a quick name or inmate ID search, you can see a list of inmate matching your criteria. The list of results you will get will show the offender number, name, gender, race, release date, and location. You can click on the location for address and contact information. You may also choose to use a Virginia inmate records search online to find someone in jail or prison. You may get more details including physical description, criminal history, sex offenses, mug shots and more.

Creating Public Jail Records

The state of Virginia’s Department of Corrections creates detailed jail records for every inmate in the system. They start with intake paperwork when they are sent to jail or prison and then continue all the way through parole. Paperwork is filled out every time the inmate does something different or receives a new judgment, visitors or other actions from the court. Their file is updated to reflect changes that occur on a daily basis. Virginia prison inmate search records are shared among all branches of law enforcement, and some are even available to the general public for searches.

What are Virginia Jail Records?

Virginia jail inmate search records are the paperwork that follows an inmate through the penal system. It begins when they are arrested, and intake documents are filled out and filed under their specific ID. Then everything that happens to them after is kept in the file. Things like visitors logs, court appearances, charges, sentencing, moving to a new facility and participation in education or work-release programs. Virginia inmate search records are kept until the person completes sentencing and parole. They are shared among all branches of law enforcement to keep things seamless.

Jail and Inmate Search in Virginia

The state currently has 29,790 inmates in prison and another 669 in jail. VA’s Department of Corrections also oversees 1,719 people on parole and 58,605 on probation. 1,565 of those inmates reside in private prisons. Two more are in local hospital facilities. 471 live in detention centers. The state’s prison population is about 100 more than the national average. The most significant portion of VA inmates are Black (60%), 16% are American Indian, 12% are Hispanic, and the rest are White. The state operates and maintains a lot of facilities including 71 jails and 26 prisons.

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

Virginia Imprisonment Rate
Prison Population
Probation Population
Parole Population
5.0:1 (Black : White Ratio)
0.4:1 (Hispanic : White Ratio)
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000)
508,680 (7.81%)
Disenfranchised Population
271,944 (21.90%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
Corrections Expenditures (in millions)

Virginia Parole Population

Virginia parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 1,576 people, 25 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 74 people more compared to the previous year, which has increased by 4.7%.

Paroles per 100.000 population (2016)
Parole Total Population in Virginia (2016)
Parole Entries & Exits (2016)
Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number
Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents
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Adults entering parole, by type of entry
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Term of supervised release

Virginia Prisons

The state currently houses 29,790 inmates in their 26 prisons. They also have 669 people in their 71 jails spread throughout the 95 counties. VA’s community corrections system oversees 1,719 people who are currently on parole and 58,605 on probation. The State Department of Corrections operates off an annual budget of $1.2 billion and a staff of 12,600 employees. The cost for VA to house and care for each inmate for one year is $25,129. Based on one hundred thousand residents, VA has an overall incarceration rate of 448, a property crime rate of 1,859 and a violent crime rate of 218.

Prison Name Prison Type
Augusta Correctional CenterState Prison
Baskerville Correctional CenterState Prison
Bland Correctional CenterState Prison
Brunswick Work Center/Brunswick Reception and Classification Center for womenState Prison
Buckingham Correctional CenterState Prison
Caroline Correctional Unit #2State Prison
Central Virginia Correctional Unit #13 State Prison
Coffeewood Correctional CenterState Prison
Cold Springs Correctional Unit #10State Prison
Deep Meadow Correctional CenterState Prison
Deerfield Correctional CenterState Prison
Dillwyn Correctional CenterState Prison
Fluvanna Correctional CenterState Prison
Green Rock Correctional CenterState Prison
Greensville Correctional CenterState Prison
Halifax Correctional Unit #23State Prison
Haynesville Correctional CenterState Prison
Haynesville Correctional Unit #17State Prison
Indian Creek Correctional CenterState Prison
James River Work CenterState Prison
Keen Mountain Correctional CenterState Prison
Lawrenceville Correctional CenterPrivate Prison
Lee USP Federal Prison
Lunenburg Correctional CenterState Prison
Marion Treatment CenterState Prison
Medical College of Virginia - MCVState Prison
Nottoway Correctional CenterState Prison
Patrick Henry Correctional Unit #28State Prison
Petersburg Low FCIFederal Prison
Petersburg Medium FCIFederal Prison
Pocahontas State Correctional CenterState Prison
Powhatan Reception CenterState Prison
Red Onion State PrisonState Prison
River North Correctional CenterState Prison
Rustburg Correctional Unit #9State Prison
St. Brides Correctional CenterState Prison
Sussex I State PrisonState Prison
Sussex II State PrisonState Prison
Virginia Correctional Center for WomenState Prison
Wallens Ridge State PrisonState Prison
Wise Correctional Unit State Prison
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