Huttonsville Correctional Center

The Huttonsville Correctional Center is a mixed-custody prison located near Huttonsville, West Virginia. This facility is operated by the West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and can house a maximum of 1,140 inmates, plus 48 in the work camp.

This facility was created by an act of the West Virginia legislature in 1937 to relieve overcrowding in the West Virginia Penitentiary. The original focus of the prison was as a labor-intensive general-purpose farm. In 1977 the 5,000-acre farm was turned over to the state Farm Management Commission and converted to a beef cattle operation. Today, a small number of inmates still work on the cattle farm

In 2012, they opened the Huttonsville Work Camp, which is adjacent to the correctional center. The camp houses only minimum-security, non-violent offenders.

The purpose of this facility is to relieve the overcrowding in the West Virginia correctional system. It also serves as a transitional facility for inmates who are moving from higher security prisons to a minimum-security environment to prepare for their release.

The main correctional center features general population units, segregation, a community service unit, and a residential substance abuse treatment unit. This facility also has an intake and classification unit.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Huttonsville Correctional Center are usually on the weekends. You must have an approved visitation application on file with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation before you can attend a visit.

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

Physical Address

Huttonsville Correctional Center
U.S. 250
Huttonsville, WV 26273

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General Phone Number

(304) 335-2291

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Huttonsville Correctional Center
P.O. Box 1
Huttonsville, WV 26273

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Huttonsville 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 Huttonsville Correctional Center may deposit money to inmate trust fund accounts using the following methods:

Programs For Inmates

The Huttonsville Correctional Center offers educational programs, including adult basic education and GED classes. Vocational Courses offered include Auto Mechanics, Auto Body, Welding, Machine Shop, Carpentry, Masonry, Electrical, and Computer Lab.

The Prison Industries program at Huttonsville employs inmates in a furniture plant and in Braille transcription. Inmates in the furniture plant build and refinish furniture for government offices and buildings. Those in the Braille program transcribe textbooks into Braille. The prison is the largest transcriber of textbooks into Braille in the United States, accounting for almost 90% of Braille textbooks.

Inmates at the Huttonsville work camp work on road and highway crews and perform community service. 

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Careers at Huttonsville Correctional Center

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