Charleston Correctional Center

The Charleston Correctional Center is a work-release unit and Residential Substance Abuse Unit for male and female inmates in the custody of the West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. This facility opened in 2015 and is one of the newest prisons in West Virginia.

The facility operates a 96 bed co-educational work release unit and a 32 bed female Residential Substance Abuse (RSAT) Unit. 

The inmates in the work release unit have jobs in the surrounding community to earn wages for court costs, fines, etc... At the end of their shift, they return back to the prison. To qualify for work release, inmates must be within 18 months of their release. They must perform at least 80 hours of community service and be classified as low risk.

Work release inmates can also earn incentives for good behavior. They include overnight furloughs with immediate family members and two-hour passes. 

All inmates in the Residential Substance Abuse Unit must be within two years of their release date. In addition to their substance abuse treatment, the inmates must also go to classes for parenting, financial planning, and employment prep.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Charleston Correctional Center are usually on the weekends. You must have an approved visitation application on file before you can attend a visiting session.

As of February 2021, visits at Charleston Correctional Center have been suspended due to coronavirus. Please call the facility directly for more information about when visits will resume.

Physical Address

Charleston Correctional Center
1356 Hansford St.
Charleston, WV 25301

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General Phone Number

(304) 340-6921

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Charleston Correctional Center
1356 Hansford St.
Charleston, WV 25301

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Charleston Correctional Center, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in West Virginia, please click here.

How to Send Money

Family and friends of inmates at Charleston Correctional Center may deposit money to inmate trust fund accounts using the following methods:

Programs For Inmates

  • Work Release
  • Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Parenting Classes
  • Financial Planning Classes
  • Employment Classes

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Careers at Charleston Correctional Center

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