Deep Meadow Correctional Center

Deep Meadow Correctional Center (also known as State Farm Correctional Center) is a medium-security prison located in State Farm, Virginia. This facility is operated by the Virginia Department of Corrections and can house a maximum of 850 adult male inmates. Inmates at Deep Meadow are housed in dormitories. 

The Deep Meadow Correctional Center also operates the James River Work Center which houses an additional 278 inmates. Most of those inmates work on the prison farm caring for dairy cows and horses, and planting and harvesting crops.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours are on Saturdays and Sundays at Deep Meadow Correctional Center. The visiting schedule rotates, so call the facility to find out your inmate's specific visiting times.

Applying for Visitation

All visitors must be approved by the Virginia Department of Corrections before visiting an inmate at Deep Meadow Correctional Center. You can submit a visitation application online. Minor visitors must attach their application to an adult application. If you are not the minor's parent or legal guardian, you must include a Notarized Statement – Minor Visitor form. 

After the DOC processes your application (including a background check), you will receive an email informing you of your application's approval or explaining the reason(s) for disapproval. 

What to Bring to a Visit

All adult visitors must have a valid photo ID. Acceptable forms are: Driver’s License, Passport, Military ID, or an official picture ID issued by a federal or state agency. 

Before entering the visiting room, you will be searched by electronic scanning and detection devices. You may also be subject to pat-down frisk searches and contraband detection canines. 

The only items visitors are allowed to take into the visiting room are: 

  • A 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 
  • Essential items for infant feeding

Keep all property locked in your vehicle. You can not bring in food, cash money, checks, money orders, or lottery tickets. No cell phones, electronic devices, smart watches, or wearable technology. 

Dress Code

All visitors must follow the dress code. Clothing must cover you from the neck to the kneecaps. You must also wear underwear and footwear. Clothing with symbols or signs with inappropriate language or graphics is prohibited.

Physical Address

Deep Meadow Correctional Center
3500 Woods Way
State Farm, VA 23160

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Deep Meadow Correctional Center
3500 Woods Way
State Farm, VA 23160

You may send letters (limited to three pages, front and back), greeting cards, postcards, and appropriate photos (no pornographic, obscene, or offensive imagery) to inmates at Deep Meadow

However, the inmates receive photocopies of their mail instead of the originals. Prison staff shreds all original mail contents, including personal photos after they are copied. Watch this video to see how the Virginia DOC distributes mail.

The following items will be rejected:

  • Money orders, cash, checks, or other items of monetary value (send money to an offender with JPay)
  • Postage stamps, prepaid postage envelopes and 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 Deep Meadow Correctional Center, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Virginia, please click here.

How to Send Money

To send money to an inmate at Deep Meadow Correctional Center, use one of the following options:

  • 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).
  • Phone: Call JPay at 1 (800) 574-5729 to make payments anytime 24/7.
  • 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 students graduate to adult secondary studies in preparation for High School Equivalency (HSE).

Building Opportunities of Knowledge (BOOK): This is a tutor-assisted Adult Basic Education (ABE) program. 

Business Software Applications: This program emphasizes proficiency with the Microsoft Office application suite. Students study basic computer network concepts and software installation, configuration, and keyboarding skills.

Cognitive Behavior Interventions for Substance Abusers: An evidence-based substance abuse program designed specifically for correctional populations. 

Computer Literacy: In this course, emphasis is placed on using the computer and software to apply word processing and spreadsheet skills and basic use of the internet.

Healthy Living Program: The program guides participants in making good decisions that affect their health and coping skills. Offenders also learn how to improve or maintain a healthy lifestyle.

High School Equivalency: Adult secondary level instruction that ends when offenders pass the GED exam.

Horticulture: This course covers greenhouse and nursery management and production. Some of the basic units of instruction include greenhouse structures, plant propagation and production, plant growth and development, pest management, soil nutrition and fertilization, and business management skills.

Intro to Computers: Students receive instruction on the fundamentals of keyboarding and numeric data entry, file management, and navigation techniques of a Windows-based operating system.

Making It on Supervision: This program helps offenders in the intensive re-entry units to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to successfully complete supervision.

Parenting: The goal of this course is to enhance parent-child relationships and strengthen families. Inmates learn basic parenting skills, including how to communicate more effectively, realistic expectations of children, appropriate anger and stress management, and alternative discipline methods.

Plumbing: The course provides a basic overview of residential and commercial plumbing systems. Students learn how to assemble, install, and repair pipes, fittings, fixtures, water, and drainage systems, according to specifications and plumbing codes. 

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. 

Ready to Work: Participants in this 10-month course create resumes, conduct job searches, complete job applications, practice interviewing, learn about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, practice dealing with rejection, and learn job retention skills.

Re-entry Money Smart – Making Cents Out of Your Finances: A money management video program that covers topics like 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.

Re-entry Planning: Inmates plan for their release by working on various aspects of life. Topics include education, finances, employment, relationships, and physical health and develop long-term goals in each area.

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 Matrix Model: This program focuses on relapse prevention, cognitive behavior, psychological education, and family approaches.

Thinking for A Change: The goal of this course is to decrease criminal thinking through cognitive behavioral changes and skill development.

Veterans Support Group: This program helps participants to become aware of veterans' benefits, instructs them on how to access programs, builds self-esteem, self-sufficiency, and identifies available resources for veterans on release.

Victim Impact – Listen and Learn: This program focuses on offender accountability, impact of crime on victims, the “ripple effect” of crime, and victims’ rights.

Welding: Students receive instruction in general shop, tool, and welding safety and the use of metal working tools. Students will learn to read blueprints and the proper way to layout projects to minimize waste. 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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