In order to use the Virginia Inmate Locator page, you will need to know the inmate's name, number, sex and race and if they have a common name at all, you will need to have the middle name, too.
This page doesn't give you a lot of information. You will receive the DOC number and the location of the inmate. If you click on the location link, you can get directions to the prison. Other than that, Virginia doesn't offer much information on the search page. Click to go to the Virginia Inmate Search Page.
Information Available from the Virginia Dept. of Corrections
Every state correction's department has a web site and many are very large. I have reviewed the Virginia web site and have gleaned the pages that most family and friends are looking for.
Click to the Virginia Department of Corrections page and you can read information about:
How to put money on an inmate's account
What happens as an inmate enters the prison system
How to send mail to an inmate
Visiting rules and clothing regulations
St. Brides Correctional Center
Virginia County Jails
Some county jails have online search capabilities. We will be adding county jail information in the future. Immediately below are county/city inmate search and arrest pages.