Haynesville Correctional Unit #17

Haynesville Unit #17 is a level 1 minimum-security field unit that is adjacent to the Haynesville Correctional Center in Haynesville, Virginia. This facility is managed by the Virginia Department of Corrections, and can house a maximum of 112 non-violent offenders. 

The inmates houses in Unit #17 provide supportive labor to the Haynesville Correctional Center. Inmates with a murder, sex offense, or kidnapping conviction are not eligible to be housed at Unit #17. They must also have no history of escape or escape attempts.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Haynesville Unit #17 are on Saturdays and Sundays. Please call the facility directly for the visiting schedule because it rotates based on inmates' last names. 

Applying for Visitation

Before you can visit an inmate at Haynesville Unit #17 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, you must include a Notarized Statement – Minor Visitor form. You will receive an email informing you of your application approval or explaining the reason(s) for denial.

Video Visitation

Video visits are available at Haynesville Unit #17 through 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 Unit #17
Camp Seventeen Road
Haynesville, VA 22472

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/j2FRBHJWJq6F17Ff7

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Haynesville Unit #17
P.O. Box 39
Haynesville, VA 22472

Inmates only receive photocopies of their incoming mail. 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 Unit #17, 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 Unit #17:

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).

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

Canine Obedience Training: This program aims to improve and increase offender empathy and promote positive pro-social interactions. Offenders provide obedience training to dogs from an outside rescue agency to become well-behaved companion dogs.

Cognitive Community Program: This program provides intensive cognitive treatment while using social learning theory and the Cognitive Community treatment technique. The goal is to create a pro-social, structured environment in which offenders can achieve positive behavior changes. Inmates who are within one year of release may participate.

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

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.

Masonry: Students learn the fundamentals of laying brick, block, and lintels to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, steps, chimneys, and flat paving. Students also learn how to read a basic set of plans accurately.

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.

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 Planning: Inmates plan for their release by working 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. 

Road To Success: The goal of this program is to provide re-entry and transitional services and programming to returning citizens at work centers and field units across Virginia.

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.

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