Indian Creek Correctional Center

Indian Creek Correctional Center is medium-security, level 2 prison for male inmates that is located in Chesapeake, Virginia. This facility can house approximately 1,000 inmates, and is operated by the Virginia Department of Corrections.

This facility – which opened in 1994 – specializes in housing inmates with substance abuse issues. Indian Creek Correctional Center runs one of the largest substance abuse treatment programs in the country. There is a reception unit at Indian Creek for new inmates in DOC custody, as well as a long-term treatment program unit.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Indian Creek Correctional Center visiting hours are on Saturdays and Sundays. The visiting schedule rotates based on the first letter of an inmate's last name. Please call Indian Creek to find out the current schedule.

Applying for Visitation

Before visiting your 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, include 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 Indian Creek Correctional Center via a partnership with Assisting Families of Inmates (AFOI). Submit the standard visitation application to the DOC and get approval first. 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

A valid photo ID is required 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. 

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

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 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

Indian Creek Correctional Center
801 Sanderson Road
Chesapeake, VA 23328

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Indian Creek Correctional Center
P.O. Box 16481
Chesapeake, VA 23328-6481

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.

Three 8.5”X 11” photocopied black and white pages, front and back, are allowed per mailing, including 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 Indian Creek 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

Indian Creek Correctional Center uses JPay for inmate accounts. To send money to your inmate, 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 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).

Behavioral Correction Program: This is a substance abuse treatment program that circuit court judges can directly sentence qualified offenders.

Building Maintenance and Repair: Students receive basic knowledge in all phases of the building maintenance and repair industry. This class enables students to repair and maintain structures such as homes and apartment complexes. They learn how to repair electrical, plumbing, heating ventilation and air conditioning systems and complete carpentry, masonry, and general everyday maintenance repairs.

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.

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

Intensive Re-entry Programs: The goal of these programs is to prepare offenders for success once they are released into the community. 

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

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. 

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 helps inmates 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 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.

Upholstery: Students acquire basic skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the upholstery field. The 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 Indian Creek Correctional Center

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