Haynesville Correctional Center

Haynesville Correctional Center is a level 2 facility for minimum and medium security male inmates that is located in Haynesville, Virginia. Haynesville is managed by the Virginia Department of Corrections and can house a maximum of 1,150 inmates. 

This facility opened in 1993, and it serves as an intake, reception, and classification center for inmates entering DOC custody. After they are classified, inmates are transferred to their permanent facility.

There are long term inmates housed at Haynesville Correctional Center to aid with facility operations, but they can have no history of escape for at least five years. Inmates serving life sentences with the possibility of parole can be at Haynesville, but they must have no disciplinary actions for at least two years.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

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

Applying for Visitation

Before you can visit an inmate, 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 at Haynesville Correctional Center via a partnership with Assisting Families of Inmates (AFOI). You must first 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. 

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 and find more information on video visitation fees on the AFOI website.

What to Bring to a Visit

You must have a valid photo ID to visit 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

Keep all other property 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. 

You will be 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

Haynesville Correctional Center
421 Barnfield Road
Haynesville, VA 22472

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/vPiRn1qtLt1AbPVV7

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Haynesville Correctional Center
P.O. Box 129
Haynesville, VA 22472

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. This includes a copy of the envelope.

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 Haynesville 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 Haynesville 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. 

Building Strong Relationships I: This program helps inmates with the resources and knowledge to prevent abusive behavior in any and all relationships.

Building Strong Relationships II: Participants learn which factors contribute to the cycle of abuse. They also learn techniques to build, repair, and maintain positive relationships.

Business Software Applications: Students learn business software applications and personal computer operations. This program emphasizes proficiency with the Microsoft Office application suite. Students broaden their skills through the study of basic computer network concepts and software installation, configuration, and keyboarding skills.

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.

Computer Literacy: Students learn basic skills for computer literacy. Emphasis is placed on word processing and spreadsheet skills and basic use of the internet.

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.

Intro to Computers: Students learn keyboarding and numeric data entry, file management, and navigation techniques of a Windows-based operating system, as well as oral and written business communication skills. They also learn the basic functions and techniques used in software applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet, and database management software.

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

Masonry: Students learn the fundamentals of laying building materials such as brick, block, and lintels to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, steps, chimneys, and flat paving. Students will learn how to read a basic set of plans accurately in order to properly measure distances from reference points and layout materials to establish the desired bond.

Parenting: Inmates learn basic parenting skills. Topics covered are: how to communicate more effectively, realistic expectations of children, appropriate anger and stress management, alternative discipline methods, work toward a healthy self-esteem and how to build their child’s self- esteem. 

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.

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 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: 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.

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.

Substance Abuse Matrix Model: This program uses a model incorporated with elements of 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.

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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