Lunenburg Correctional Center

Lunenburg Correctional Center is a level 2, medium-security prison that is located in Victoria, Virginia. This facility opened in 1995 and can house approximately 1,200 inmates. It is operated by the Virginia Department of Corrections.

In addition to housing long term inmates, Lunenburg also serves as a reception and diagnostic center for inmates in nearby local jails who are entering the custody of the Virginia DOC.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

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

Applying for Visitation

Before you can visit your inmate, you must submit an application to the Virginia Department of Corrections so they can conduct a background check. 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. Once a decision is made, you will receive an email informing you of your application's approval or explaining the reason(s) for disapproval. 

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. 

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

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 

Do not bring packages, food, cash money, checks, money orders, lottery tickets, negotiable items, or any other item into the visiting room. No cell phones, electronic devices, smart watches or wearable technology. Keep all property locked in your vehicle. 

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. No symbols or signs with inappropriate language or graphics is allowed. 

Video Visitation

Video visits are available at Lunenburg 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.

Physical Address

Lunenburg Correctional Center
690 Falls Road
Victoria, VA 23974

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Lunenburg Correctional Center
P.O. Box 1424
Victoria, VA 23974

Inmates at Lunenburg Correctional Center receive photocopies of their mail, not the originals. 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 Lunenburg 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

Lunenburg 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 anytime 24/7.

Money Order: Send all money orders with a deposit slip to:

P.O. Box 278170
Miramar, FL 33027

Cash: Make a cash deposit at any MoneyGram agent location (including Walmart and CVS Pharmacy). View the list of nearby MoneyGram locations.

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 program focuses on how to effectively deal with feelings of anger.

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

Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Substance Abusers: A substance abuse program designed specifically for prison inmates. The program 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.

Electricity: Students study the basic concepts of electricity and master the competencies necessary to prepare them for the entry-level position of “electrician’s helper.”

Floor Covering: Students are introduced to various aspects of the floor covering industry, such as blueprint reading & estimation, ceramic tile installation, resilient tile installation, sheet goods (vinyl) installation, and carpet Installation.

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

Horticulture: This course covers greenhouse and nursery management and production. Students learn greenhouse structures, plant propagation and production, plant growth and development, pest management, soil nutrition and fertilization, and business management skills.

Making It On Supervision: This program helps inmates in the intensive re-entry units to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to successfully complete parole.

Masonry: Students learn the fundamentals of laying building materials like brick, block, and lintels to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, steps, chimneys, and flat paving. 

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: Inmates plan for their release by working on various aspects of life. Topics include education, finances, employment, relationships, and physical health and develop long-term goals in each area.

Resources for Successful Living: This program helps inmates identify resources for successful re-entry. 

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): The twelve-step program is a set of guiding principles outlining a course of action 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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Careers at Lunenburg Correctional Center

If you are interested in a career with the Virginia Department of Corrections and would like more information about job listings at the Lunenburg Correctional Center, click here.