Salem Correctional Center

The Salem Correctional Center and Jail is a minimum/medium-security prison for male inmates that is located in Salem, West Virginia. This facility can house a maximum of 388 inmates and is operated by the West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. This facility was formerly known as the West Virginia Industrial Home for Youth.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Salem Correctional Center are usually on the weekends. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visiting hours at this facility have been temporarily suspended. 

Please contact the facility directly for more information about visiting rules and regulations, and to find out when visits will resume.

Physical Address

Salem Correctional Center
7 Industrial Blvd.
Industrial, WV 26426

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

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Salem Correctional Center
7 Industrial Blvd.
Industrial, WV 26426

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Salem Correctional Center, but they do have access to phones during approved 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 Salem Correctional Center may send money to their inmate's trust fund account by using the phone, the web, or an app. 

Programs For Inmates

Salem Correctional Center offers adult basic education to offenders and provides transition programming and life skills classes.  Inmates can also participate in vocational training classes like heating ventilation and air conditioning, culinary arts, and plumbing.  A Master Gardening program is available through West Virginia University.

The Salem Correctional Center operates a 64-bed residential substance abuse treatment program.  

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Careers at Salem 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 Salem Correctional Center, click here.