Dillwyn Correctional Center

Dillwyn Correctional Center is a level 2 medium-security prison for male inmates that is located in Dillwyn, Virginia. This facility is operated by the Virginia Department of Corrections and features a reception and classification center for inmates entering DOC custody.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

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

Applying for Visitation

You must go through a background check and get approval from the Virginia Department of Corrections to visit an inmate at Dillwyn Correctional Center. You can submit a visitation application online.

Minors visitors must have their application attached to an adult 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 their 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.

Do not bring 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

All visitors, including children, will need to follow the dress code when visiting an offender at Dillwyn Correctional Center. Please adhere to the guidelines below when visiting:

All clothing must:

  • Cover from the neck to the kneecaps
  • Include appropriate underwear
  • Include footwear worn at all times

Clothing can not:

  • Be inappropriate in any way 
  • Contain symbols or signs with inappropriate language or graphics 
  • Include watches and all wearable technology 

Video Visitation

Video visitation is available at Dillwyn Correctional Center through a partnership with Assisting Families of Inmates (AFOI). To begin the video visit 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 Dillwyn Correctional Center. View the current list of AFOI visitation centers on the organization's website.

Physical Address

Dillwyn Correctional Center
1522 Prison Road
Dillwyn, VA 23936

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/nbnqxFASKWn3TATT7

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Dillwyn Correctional Center
1522 Prison Road
Dillwyn, VA 23936

Inmates at Dillwyn only receive photocopies of their incoming mail. 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.

You may send letters, greeting cards, postcards, and appropriate photos (no pornographic, obscene, or offensive imagery).

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 Dillwyn 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 the following ways to send money to your inmate at Dillwyn Correctional Center:

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 in ABE learn literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills. ABE students graduate to adult secondary studies in preparation for High School Equivalency (HSE).

Business Software Applications: Students become proficient with the Microsoft Office application suite.

Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abusers: A substance abuse program designed specifically for prison inmates that 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.

Economics and Personal Finance: Students learn about money, budgeting, cost of money, banking, credit, insurance, investing, retirement planning, as well as financial planning and management.

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

Intro to Computers: Students learn 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 equips inmates with the knowledge and skills to successfully complete parole.

Plumbing: Students are taught a basic overview of residential and commercial plumbing systems. They learn 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. 

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.

Sheet Metal Shop: Students receive instruction that enables them to seek employment with a HVAC or a sheet metal manufacturing company at an entry-level position. Students learn to layout, fabricate, assemble, and install heating ventilation and air conditioning duct work. They also learn the use of hand tools, equipment identification and usage, blueprint reading, measuring, pattern development, forming, shaping, and seaming sheet metal. 

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 for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioral problems.

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

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

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Careers at Dillwyn Correctional Center

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