Welcome to the West Virginia Division of Corrections

The West Virginia Division of Corrections is dedicated to enhancing public safety for the State of West Virginia and to provide services and responsiveness to victims of crime. Links are provided for Victim Services, Offender Look-up, Community Resources Locator, Prison and Facility Information and more. We hope you find the information on our site valuable and hope it serves you well.

Commissioner Jim Rubenstein

Vision, Mission, Core Values and Guiding Principles

Learn more about Our Vision, Mission, Core Values and Guiding Principles.

Correctional Officers in Demand

The WVDOC is looking for good men and women to join our ranks and contribute to our important mission of public safety and inmate rehabilitation. We have opportunities available statewide in both Correctional Officer and Treatment-oriented positions. Correctional jobs are challenging, rewarding, and represent a variety of career paths. I encourage all interested parties to apply and become part of our team.

— Commissioner Jim Rubenstein

To learn more about the work of a Correctional Officer, view the video below.

WV Correctional Officer from WV DOP on Vimeo.

The West Virginia Division of Corrections has many career opportunities across the entire state. Find out more.

Inmate Calling

The WV Division of Corrections has contracted with CenturyLink to provide calling and account billing services to inmates. For more information, please review the West Virginia Division of Corrections page on the CenturyLink Public Communications Portal.



The West Virginia Division of Corrections is a state agency which houses convicted Felons. WVDOC facilities include the Central Office, 12 Correctional Facilities, 4 Work Release Centers, 15 Parole Offices, 1 Training Academy and 1 Prison Industries main office. As of December 31, 2013 the West Virginia Division of Corrections has a total of 2,372 employees; 6,824 inmates; and 3,070 parolees/probationers.

WV Division of Corrections on Facebook

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.