Saint Marys Correctional Center

Patrick A. Mirandy, Warden

2880 N. Pleasants Highway
St. Marys, WV 2617O
Phone: (304) 684-5500
Fax: (304) 684-5506

Mission Statement

St. Marys Correctional Center's mission is to provide for the custody, control and care of convicted, adult, male felons who have been convicted of severe crimes against man or nature. SMCC is a medium security facility for the West Virginia Division of Corrections designed to house offenders departmentally classified as Level III, Level II and Level I custody. Offenders departmentally deemed as geriatric or chronically ill may also be assigned to SMCC.

Leadership Biography

Mr. Patrick A. Mirandy received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Marshall University in the spring of 1993. Mr. Mirandy was initially hired within the division as a Probation and Parole Officer supporting the Parkersburg Parole Office in 1994. Mr. Mirandy was promoted to Corrections Unit Manager at the newly opened St. Marys Correctional Center on 01 August 1998. Mr. Mirandy was conducive with the development of additional inmate programming at SMCC and again was promoted to Correctional Program Manager I, Associate Warden of Programs, on 01 June 2003.

Mr. Mirandy has further demonstrated commitment to the agency by being instrumental with the conversion of the Parkersburg Holiday Inn property to a correctional facility. Mr. Mirandy was named Warden of the new Parkersburg Correctional Center on 16 May 2012. And on 05 July 2012, the Division of Corrections has identified Mr. Mirandy as overseeing the daily operations of the St. Marys Correctional Center.


  • Warden - Patrick A. Mirandy
  • Deputy Warden - John Anderson
  • Executive Assistant - Lisa McDowell
  • Business Manager - Donna Harter
  • Associate Warden of Security - Sean Markey
  • Associate Warden of Programs - Jack Stollings
  • Associate Warden of Operations - Don Springston


The St. Marys Correctional Center is located three-miles north of St. Marys on State Route 2 in Pleasants County. It was formerly known as the Colin Anderson Center, which was established in 1932 by an Act of the Legislature. The Colin Anderson Center was closed in spring of 1998, at which time funding was provided to renovate the facility as a Correctional Center.

In the early spring of 1998, the Division of Corrections began the transition to house approximately 450 adult male minimum to medium security inmates at this facility. In addition to general population offenders, the targeted population includes aging, geriatric, special needs and chronic medical offenders with lower custody classification. This is in part to the relatively flat campus and appropriate medical area and staff.

St. Marys Correctional Center is also proud to house a 99 bed Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Unit that focuses on inmates with addictions. These inmates are provided with educational classes as well as peer groups that focus on successful reentry back into society. RSAT uses the therapeutic community model to achieve our results. There is also aftercare plans developed so their recovery can continue post release.

St. Marys Correctional Center predominately houses medium classification custody inmates. Inmates are prepared for release through education and other needs appropriate classes. Community service is provided with inmate labor at various locations throughout the area as well as non-profit organizations upon request. St. Marys Correctional Center strives to be a good neighbor to the Pleasants County area.