Coffeewood Correctional Center

Coffeewood Correctional Center is a medium-custody prison for male inmates that is located in Mitchells, Virginia. Inmates allowed to live at this level 2 facility must have no escape attempts and no behavior issues for at least two years. Coffeewood Correctional Center can house a maximum of 1,164 inmates and is operated by the Virginia Department of Corrections.

This prison houses long-term inmates, and it also serves as an intake and classification facility for inmates entering DOC custody.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Coffeewood Correctional Center are on Saturdays and Sundays, and the schedule rotates based on the first letter of the inmate's last name. Contact Coffeewood Correctional Center directly to find out the current visiting schedule.

Applying for Visitation

Before visiting an inmate at Coffeewood Correctional Center, you must get approval from the Virginia Department of Corrections. You can submit a visitation application online.

Minors visitors must have their application attached to an adult application. Complete the online visitation application and then follow the prompts to add a minor. If needed, you can add more than one minor to your application.

If you are not the minor's parent or legal guardian, permission must be documented on a Notarized Statement – Minor Visitor form.

Visitors will receive an email informing them when they are approved to visit or explaining the reason(s) for disapproval. 

What to Bring to a Visit

All adult visitors must have a valid photo ID that matches the information on your application (acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License, Passport, Military ID, or an official picture ID issued by a federal or state agency).

Visitors can't take any items into the visiting area except: 

  • Their visitor's pass 
  • A maximum of $20.00 in coins (no paper money) per adult visitor
  • Personal vehicle key only (“keyless” keys are not authorized) 
  • DOC locker key (if applicable) 
  • Essential items for infant feeding to include one nursing cover for breastfeeding

All other property should be locked in your vehicle.

You can't bring property, packages, food, cash money, checks, money orders, lottery tickets, negotiable items, or any other item into the visiting room. Visitors who attempt this will have their visit terminated and may lose their visiting privileges.

All visitors are subject to search by electronic scanning and detection devices, pat-down frisk searches, and contraband detection canines. 

Dress Code

Everyone, including children, must follow the dress code when visiting an inmate at Coffeewood Correctional Center.

  • Clothing must cover from the neck to the kneecaps. 
  • All visitors must wear underwear and foot wear. No bare feet are allowed. 
  • Watches and all wearable technology devices (i.e. google glasses) are prohibited.
  • Clothing that resembles offender clothing other than denim is prohibited. 
  • The following types of clothing are not allowed to be worn: 
    • Tube tops, tank tops, or halter tops 
    • Clothes that expose a person’s midriff, side, or back 
    • Mini-skirts, mini-dresses, shorts, skorts, or culottes (at or above the kneecap)
    • Form-fitting clothes such as leotards, spandex, leggings, and jeggings (Form-fitting clothes worn under clothing that covers from the neck to the kneecaps and otherwise meets the visitor attire requirements is permitted).
    • See-through clothing (Clothing that exposes the visitor’s undergarments, torso, and/ or skin above the knee caps is prohibited) 
    • Tops or dresses that have revealing necklines and/or excessive splits 
    • Clothing that contains symbols or signs with inappropriate language or graphics, including gang symbols, racist comments, inflammatory communications, etc.
    • Coats, jackets, shawls, and scarves will be placed in an appropriate area designated by the facility

Video Visitation

The Virginia DOC offers video visitation in partnership with Assisting Families of Inmates (AFOI). To begin the video visitation application process, submit the standard visitation application to the DOC and get approval. Then, mail a completed video visitation application with the fee to the appropriate AFOI video visitation center. You can find more information on video visitation fees on the AFOI website.

AFOI visitation centers host video visitation on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hours may vary for the Coffeewood Correctional Center. View the current list of AFOI visitation centers on the organization's website.

Physical Address

Coffeewood Correctional Center
12352 Coffeewood Drive
Mitchells, VA 22729

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Coffeewood Correctional Center
12352 Coffeewood Drive
Mitchells, VA 22729

The Virginia DOC photocopies all incoming inmate mail. Only the photocopies are delivered to the inmates. Staff shreds the original envelope and enclosed mail contents, including personal photos after they are copied. Watch this video to see how the Virginia DOC distributes mail.

A maximum of three 8.5”X 11” photocopied black and white pages, front and back, are allowed per mailing. The copy of the envelope is included as one of the three front and back photocopied pages.

Accepted Mail:

  • Letters
  • Greeting cards
  • Postcards
  • Appropriate photos (no pornographic, obscene, or offensive imagery)

Rejected Mail:

  • Money orders, cash, checks, or other items of monetary value (send money to an offender with JPay)
  • Postage stamps
  • Prepaid postage envelopes or postcards
  • Nude or semi-nude images of anyone
  • Contraband or other items not in compliance with Operating Procedure 802.1

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Coffeewood Correctional Center, but they do have access to phones during certain hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Virginia, please click here.

How to Send Money

Jpay offers different ways to send money to your inmate at Coffeewood Correctional Center. Please do not mail money – including checks and cash – directly to your inmate at Coffeewood Correctional Center. It will be rejected.

Online or Mobile App:
The fastest way to send money is by using a credit or debit card and making an online payment or using the JPay mobile app (Android, Apple iOS).

Call JPay at 1 (800) 574-5729 to make payments over the phone any time 24/7.

Make a cash deposit at any MoneyGram agent location (including Walmart and CVS Pharmacy). View the list of nearby MoneyGram locations.

Money Order:
Send all money orders with a deposit slip to:

P.O. Box 278170
Miramar, FL 33027

Programs For Inmates

Adult Basic Education: Students learn literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills. ABE leads to adult secondary studies in preparation for High School Equivalency (HSE).

Business Software Applications: Students gain a mastery of business software applications and personal computer operations. This program emphasizes proficiency with the Microsoft Office application suite.

Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abusers: An evidence-based substance abuse program designed specifically for prison inmates. The program focuses on skill-building activities to assist with cognitive, social, emotional, and coping skill development.

Computer Literacy: Students learn basic computer skills with emphasis placed on word processing, spreadsheets, and basic use of the internet.

Entrepreneurship – How to Start Your Own Business: Participants learn the intricacies of planning, starting, and maintaining a successful business.

Floor Covering: Students are introduced to various aspects of the floor covering industry, such as blueprint reading & estimation, ceramic tile installation, resilient tile installation, sheet goods (vinyl) installation, and carpet Installation. 

High School Equivalency: Adult secondary level instruction ends when offenders pass the GED The HSE exam is approved by the Virginia Department of Education.

Intro to Computers: Students learn to become competent in basic personal computer operations. They receive instruction on the fundamentals of keyboarding and numeric data entry, file management, and navigation techniques of a Windows-based operating system. Students also learn oral and written business communication skills. 

Making It on Supervision: This program equips inmates with the knowledge and skills to successfully complete supervision.

Parenting: Inmates learn basic parenting skills, including how to communicate more effectively, realistic expectations of children, appropriate anger and stress management, alternative discipline methods, and healthy self-esteem.

Preventing Relapse by Educating for Parole Success (PREPS): Helps inmates address physical, emotional, psychological, and physiological issues that may affect their successful adaptation to society upon release. 

Re-entry Money Smart – Making Cents out of your Finances: Participants watch short video segments, including: Understanding Your Paycheck, Planning for Rainy Days and Your Future, Managing Your Expenses Online, Borrowing and Paying Your Debts, and Living Within Your Means and Sharing With Others.

Restorative Justice – How to Handle Conflict: This program teaches values, respect, empathy, and forgiveness to help offenders handle conflict in a more productive manner. Inmates work on understanding how their actions have harmed victims, the victim’s family, and their community.

Small Engine Repair: Students learn to troubleshoot, repair, and perform maintenance on small gas powered engines. Areas of instruction include fuel systems, charging circuits, manual and electrical starters, ignition systems, overhauling small engines, lawnmower assemblies, chainsaws and chainsaw assemblies, maintaining outboard motors, organizing, planning, and business operations.

Special Education: Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) that meet the needs of inmates who qualify for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).

Substance Abuse 12-step (AA and NA): Twelve-step programs with a set of guiding principles that outline a course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioral problems.

Veteran's Support Group: Helps inmates to become aware of veteran’s' benefits, instructs them on how to access programs, builds self-esteem, self-sufficiency, and identifies available resources for veterans upon their release.

Welding: Students learn how to cut and weld various metals with several different types of welding systems. They receive instruction in general shop, tool, and welding safety and the use of metal working tools. Areas of instruction include: Oxy-Fuel Cutting, Plasma Arc cutting, Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc, Gas Tungsten Arc and Flux Core welding.

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Careers at Coffeewood Correctional Center

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