Charleston Work Release Center – West Virginia

Know someone incarcerated at Charleston Work Release Center?  Charleston Work Release Center is a correctional facility in the state prison system in West Virginia.  This guide tells you about anything a person needs to know about Charleston Work Release Center,like:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The prison’s address and phone number.  How to send mail and money to an inmate at Charleston Work Release Center.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Charleston Work Release Center
Year Opened: 1972
Type: male and female
State: West Virginia
County: Kanawha County
DOC: West Virginia Division of Corrections
Warden Name: Jeff A. Stinnett

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Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Charleston Work Release Center. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a package or letter to an inmate at Charleston Work Release Center, and be sure to use the physical address if you want to know the location of Charleston Work Release Center.

Mailing Address

Make sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below if you are going to send something to a prisoner so that you properly address the package or letter, and use the correct protocol for mailing a letter or package. If you don’t follow the appropriate steps, the package or letter could not get delivered.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID
Charleston Work Release Center
607 Brooks Street 
Charleston WV, 25301-1319

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Charleston Work Release Center
607 Brooks Street 
Charleston WV, 25301-1319

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (304) 558-2763
Fax Number: (304) 558-1537

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Use this address if you are visiting an inmate. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings on this page if you are going to visit someone in prison at Charleston Work Release Center.

Charleston Work Release Center
607 Brooks Street 
Charleston WV, 25301-1319

Directions

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Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call the inmate, but, there are times when it might be useful to know the phone number to the prison.
(304) 558-2763

Prisoners are able to make calls using:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Charleston Work Release Center inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to the inmate, but there are some times when it might be helpful to know the fax machine number to the prison.

(304) 558-1537

Email Address

The email address listed below is the general email address for Charleston Work Release Center. You cannot contact individuals at this address. If you want to send an email to an inmate, read the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at Charleston Work Release Center you must use an exact procedure to ensure that the email letter gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners are not allowed to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you have to follow when mailing postal mail to a state prison inmate. If you do not then what you sent might be returned to you.

before you send a letter or package, be sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison staff open and read all incoming general packages and mail. Incoming general postal correspondence can be read as frequently as is necessary to keep safety and security or watch any problems confronting a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the proper format for how you have to address a letter or package to a state prisoner at Charleston Work Release Center:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Charleston Work Release Center
607 Brooks Street 
Charleston WV, 25301-1319

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary that serves to provide prisoners a bank account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not issued to inmates by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may deposit funds to inmate’s Commissary accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send prisoners money through the postal service and must send funds to the following address and do so in accordance with the directions shows below:

The deposit must be a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold period, during which the inmate will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will send back money orders that do not have correct prisoner information if the envelope it was sent it has a valid return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be deposited to the inmate’s account so don’t send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently moved to different prison facilities around the state, so sometimes you may have to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link below to look up an West Virginia prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other West Virginia state prisons: West Virginia State Prisons

West Virginia Division of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Charleston Work Release Center, make sure you know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Visiting hours are from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekends only.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every West Virginia state prison has their own policies for inmate visitation and these rules are changed regularly. The procedures listed below could be out of date since this was written, so be sure to also check Charleston Work Release Center’s official website to find the most up to date visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation officer ensures every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log upon entering the visitation area and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Picture ID of visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued photo id is OK.

For all of the points listed below, check out the actual Charleston Work Release Center site as this info is changed all the time:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Info about Charleston Work Release Center records coming soon.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Info about Charleston Work Release Center death row coming soon.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Details about West Virginia parole will be posted ASAP.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Info about release procedures for Charleston Work Release Center coming.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Information about prison life to be added later.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

A news section coming.

Photos

Charleston Work Release Center photos will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Charleston Work Release Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Charleston Work Release Center.

If you have any photos of Charleston Work Release Center that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, go to: Charleston Work Release Center Jobs

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Website

The official website: Charleston Work Release Center Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to tell about all about it

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Family Resources

Info about resources for family members of inmates at Charleston Work Release Center coming.

History

Charleston Work Release Center history coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Charleston Work Release Center inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other West Virginia State Prisons: West Virginia State Prisons

Charleston Work Release Center Links

The official website: Charleston Work Release Center Website
Charleston Work Release Center Jobs

West Virginia Division of Corrections Links

West Virginia Division of Corrections Main Website
West Virginia Division of Corrections Prison Directory
West Virginia Division of Corrections Prison Map
West Virginia Division of Corrections Prison Jobs
West Virginia Division of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
West Virginia Division of Corrections Most Wanted

West Virginia Division of Corrections Victim Services
West Virginia Division of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a West Virginia State Prison Inmate

Sending Mail to West Virginia State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to West Virginia State Prison Inmates
West Virginia State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Charleston Work Release Center

Have you ever been an inmate in Charleston Work Release Center? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Charleston Work Release Center?

If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

Things you could put in what you write:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are currently incarcerated at this prison, leave your address if you want to receive letters from people.


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