Welcome to the DOC website, within its pages you will find information related to the DOC’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values, as well as information about DOC facilities, and critical information for friends and families of those incarcerated. It is my hope that this site provides you with the information and assistance you need.
— Acting Commissioner Mike Coleman
Learn more about Our Vision, Mission, Core Values and Guiding Principles.
To learn more about the work of a Correctional Officer, view the video below.
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The West Virginia Division of Corrections is a state agency which houses convicted Felons. WVDOC facilities include the Central Office, 17 Correctional Facilities including 3 Work Release Centers, 14 Parole Offices, 1 Training Academy and 1 Prison Industries Main Office. As of June 30, 2017, the West Virginia Division of Corrections has a total of nearly 2,400 employees; 7042 inmates (5894 in DOC facilities and another 1148 sentenced to the DOC but currently held in Regional Jails); and approximately 3300 parolees/probationers.
Many of our employees are currently serving and protecting our Country. Please join us in supporting our soldiers and their families, with wishes for their safe return home. Our condolences to the families and friends of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.