Central Office

Central Office

Mike Coleman,
Acting Commissioner

1409 Greenbrier Street
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-5934
Records Fax: (304) 558-8430

Location

Mission Statement

The Mission of the West Virginia Division of Corrections is to enhance public safety by providing a safe, secure, humane correctional system, including an effective community supervision program, opportunities to prepare offenders for successful re-entry, and sensitivity and responsiveness to victims of crime.

Personnel

Executive Leadership
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-5367

  • Mike Coleman, Acting Commissioner
  • Paul Simmons, Acting Deputy Commissioner
  • Scott Patterson, Acting Assistant Commissioner
  • Anne Thomas, Acting Chief of Staff
  • Susan Harding, Executive Secretary
  • Della Huddleston, Administrative Secretary

Administration
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-8048

  • Betty Slack, Acting Director of Administration 

Classification
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-5934

  • Lesley Hill, Director of Classification

Corrections Investigation Division
Phone: (304) 636-0222
Fax: (304) 636-0010

  • Denver Rosier, Director of CID 

Hearing Examiner
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-1495

  • Terri Arthur, Hearing Examiner

Human Resources
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-4878

  • Kathy Hess, Director of Human Resources

Information Technology
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-5934

  • Debbie Richmond, Director of Research & Technology

Inmate Movement
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-5934

  • Kem Hudson, Inmate Movement Coordinator

Internal Auditor
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-1495

  • David Phillips, Internal Auditor

Legal Services
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-5934

  • John Boothroyd, Assistant Attorney General

Parole Services
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-8430

  • Robert Arnold, Director of Parole Services 

Programs
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-5934

  • Jennifer Ballard, Director of Programs

Records/Interstate Compact
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-8430

  • Diann Skiles, Interstate Compact Administrator/Compact Commissioner

Research and Planning
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-1495

  • Debbie Richmond, Director of Research & Technology 

Security
Phone: (304) 221-2213

  • Steve Caudill, Director of Security

Victim Services
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-5934

  • Carla Shirey, Victim Services Manager

History

The West Virginia Division of Corrections, formerly a major division within the Department of Public Institutions, was established under Chapter 70, Acts of the Legislature in 1977. Under the executive reorganization of 1989, Corrections became a division of the Department of Public Safety (now the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety). The Commissioner of the Division of Corrections directs the state's adult correctional system. In November, 1997, oversight of the juvenile correctional institutions was transferred to the newly created Division of Juvenile Services.