Greensville Correctional Center

Greensville Correctional Center is a major correctional institution for male inmates that is located in Jarratt, Virginia. This facility houses medium to maximum custody inmates and is managed by the Virginia Department of Corrections.

Medium custody inmates are housed in dormitories and maximum custody inmates are housed in single cells. The prison is surrounded by two razor wire fences on the perimeter and six towers with armed guards. Greensville also houses the state's execution chamber and carries out all executions in the state.

The Greensville Correctional Center also has a minimum-security work camp that is located next to the main facility.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Greensville Correctional Center are on Saturdays and Sundays. The visitation schedule rotates based on inmates' last name. To find out the current visiting schedule, call the facility directly.

Applying for Visitation

Before you can visit an inmate at Greensville, you must go through a background check and get approval from the Virginia DOC. 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, permission must be documented on a Notarized Statement – Minor Visitor form.

You will receive an email informing you of your approval or explaining the reason(s) for disapproval. 

Video Visitation

Video visits are available through a partnership with Assisting Families of Inmates (AFOI). 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. You can view the current list of AFOI visitation centers on the organization's website.

What to Bring to a Visit

A valid photo ID that matches the information on your visitor application is required when visiting an inmate. 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 anything into the visiting area except: 

  • 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 

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. 

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, must follow the dress code. All clothing must:

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

Clothing can't be inappropriate in any way. It can't contain symbols or signs with inappropriate language or graphics. No smart watches or wearable technology is allowed.

Physical Address

Greensville Correctional Center
901 Corrections Way
Jarratt, VA 23870-9614

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Greensville Correctional Center
901 Corrections Way
Jarratt, VA 23870-9614

Inmates only receive photocopies of their incoming mail. Prison staff members shred the original envelope and mail contents, including personal photos after they are copied. Watch this video to see how the Virginia DOC distributes mail.

No more than three 8.5”X 11” photocopied black and white pages, front and back, are allowed per mailing. A 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 Greensville 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 Greensville 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).

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

Cash: 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 students graduate to adult secondary studies in preparation for High School Equivalency (HSE).

Aggression Alternative Skills: This 13-week program focuses on how to effectively deal with feelings of anger.

Barbering: This program provides instruction that enables students to pass the state examination as a registered barber and begin working in a barbershop at the job entry level. 

Cabinet Making: Students learn to construct floor and wall cabinets, furniture, jewelry boxes, and miscellaneous toys from raw wood using blueprints and plans. Students are taught finishing and spraying techniques. They also learn how to draw and read rough sketches/plans for projects to be completed, and how to estimate the time and materials required for a project.

Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abusers: This program is designed specifically for prison inmates with substance abuse issues. It focuses on skill-building activities to assist with cognitive, social, emotional, and coping skill development.

Communication Arts and Design: Students gain a comprehensive foundation in the use of advertising and illustration techniques. 

Computer Aided Design: Students learn to produce a complete and accurate set of drawings based on the ideas and sketches of engineers, architects, and designers. They also learn how to draw and prepare detailed mechanical and architectural plans. 

Computer Systems Technology: Students learn to install and uninstall personal computer operating systems as well as PC-based software applications. Included in the course are the basics of how to install all types of hardware and peripheral devices. Students will also learn how to troubleshoot and resolve most PC-related software and hardware problems, as well as how to use anti-virus programs and how to resolve software and hardware conflicts.

Custodial Maintenance and Sanitation: Students learn how to safely and effectively use a wide variety of cleaning equipment and chemicals used in the cleaning industry. Areas of instruction include wall cleaning, window cleaning, carpet and upholstery care, floor care, as well as starting and operating a cleaning business in Virginia.

Decision Points: Participants are equipped with alternative ways to examine their thinking and the actions that lead them into trouble. The program targets antisocial thoughts and skill deficits through an interactive behavioral approach.

Electricity: Students study the basic concepts of electricity and master the competencies of an “electrician’s helper.”

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

Horticulture: Students acquire basic entry-level skills in one of two areas of the horticulture industry. This course covers greenhouse and nursery management and production.

HVAC and Refrigeration: Students get real-life experience in corrective and preventive maintenance for domestic, industrial, commercial, and residential HVAC appliances and equipment. The course content will prepare students for entry-level positions in the HVAC/R industry.

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

Plaza Comunitaria: A Spanish language primaria and secundaria curriculum sponsored by the Mexican Government’s Instituto Nacional para la Educación de los Adultos (INEA) in cooperation with the Mexican Consulate through an accord with the Virginia Department of Corrections.

Plumbing: This course gives students a basic overview of residential and commercial plumbing systems. They learn how to assemble, install, and repair pipes, fittings, fixtures, water, and drainage systems, according to specifications and plumbing codes. Students will be able to recognize plumbing symbols and abbreviations used in architectural drawings.

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: The goal of this course is to increase future marketability for employment. Participants 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: 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.

Re-entry Planning: This self-paced workbook gives inmates a jump-start to plan for their release. They work on various aspects of life, including education, finances, employment, relationships, and physical health and develop long-term goals in each area.

Re-entry Resource and Employment Fair: Introduces returning citizens to community organizations and agencies that provide post-release assistance and potential job opportunities.

Resources for Successful Living: This program helps inmates identify use resources for successful re-entry. Seminars cover topics like managing new relationships, maintaining health, and using resources like the Virginia Department of Social Services, the Virginia Department of Veteran Services, etc.

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.

Upholstery: This course teaches students how to measure, cut, sew, and apply fabrics. They also learn to repair frames and tie springs, enabling the student to qualify for an entry-level position in the upholstery trade.

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 Greensville Correctional Center

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