Beckley Correctional Center – West Virginia

Do you know someone locked up at Beckley Correctional Center?  Beckley Correctional Center is a correctional facility in the West Virginia state prison system, which is part of the West Virginia Division of Corrections.  This page gives you about anything related to Beckley Correctional Center,like the following:  Find an inmate at Beckley Correctional Center.  Visitation information.  The prisons’s phone number and address.  How to send mail and money to an inmate.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Beckley Correctional Center
State: West Virginia
DOC: West Virginia Division of Corrections

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Contact Information

In this section you have the mailing address and street address for Beckley Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a package or letter to an inmate at Beckley Correctional Center, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the physical location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading on this page if you are going to mail something to an inmate so that you correctly write the address, and use the appropriate steps for sending a letter or package. If you do not use the appropriate directions, it could not get delivered.

Beckley Correctional Center
111 South Eisenhower Drive 
Beckley WV, 25801

Street Address / Prison Location


Beckley Correctional Center
111 S. Eisenhower Drive 
Beckley WV, 25801

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (304) 256-6780
Fax Number: (304) 256-678

Map and Directions

Use this address if you plan to visit an inmate. You should check the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections below before you visit someone in prison at Beckley Correctional Center.

Beckley Correctional Center
111 S. Eisenhower Drive 
Beckley WV, 25801


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Phone Number

Inmates can’t take phone calls, so you won’t be able to call the inmate, however, there are cases when it may be necessary to have the telephone number to Beckley Correctional Center.
(304) 256-6780

Inmates are able to make phone calls using:

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

Fax Number

Beckley Correctional Center prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax a letter to an inmate, but there might be times when it is helpful to know the fax number to the prison.

(304) 256-678

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email address for the prison. You can’t email prisoners using this email address. If you want to email an inmate, check out the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner you must use an exact process to ensure that the message gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners are not allowed to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important steps that you have to follow when mailing mail to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then letter or package might not be received.

Before you send a package or letter, make sure to read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Beckley Correctional Center officials do open and read and inspect all incoming general mail. Incoming general packages and mail can be read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure security or watch any problems having to do with an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the format for how you must address a letter to an inmate at Beckley Correctional Center:

Beckley Correctional Center
111 South Eisenhower Drive 
Beckley WV, 25801

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates a bank-like account for inmate monies and for buying things not issued by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may send funds to these Commissary accounts by sending it by the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send prisoners money by way of postal mail and have to send funds to the following address and do so in accordance with the rules written below:

The money has to be in a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day holding period, and during this period the prisoner will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that do not have appropriate inmate info if the envelope has a valid return address. Checks and cash will not be deposited so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently transported to different prison facilities around the state, so sometimes you might need to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link below to find an Beckley Correctional Center inmate.
Inmate Search

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

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Beckley Correctional Center, you must be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has their own rules for visitation and these policies are changed often. The policies discussed here might be different when you are reading this, so make sure to also check Beckley Correctional Center’s website to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will ensure all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log before they enter the institution and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of visitors is required. The best forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued picture id is acceptable.

For all of the things shown below, check out the main prison facility website because this information is updated frequently:

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

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Prison Records

Information about Beckley Correctional Center prison 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 Beckley Correctional Center death row coming.

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


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.


Details about release procedures to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

More information about what life is like at Beckley Correctional Center coming.

  • 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.


A Beckley Correctional Center news section coming soon.


A section with photos of Beckley Correctional Center coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Beckley Correctional Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Beckley Correctional Center.

If you have any photos of Beckley Correctional 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 before?

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The official website: Beckley Correctional 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:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • 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.

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Family Resources

More information about Beckley Correctional Center inmate family resources to be added later.


Beckley Correctional Center history will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Beckley Correctional 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.


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

Beckley Correctional Center Links

The official website: Beckley Correctional Center Website

West Virginia Division of Corrections Links

West Virginia Division of Corrections Main Website

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Beckley Correctional Center

Have you ever been incarcerated at Beckley Correctional Center? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Beckley Correctional Center?

If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Write down your experience because others will know what to expect.

Things you might want to write in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are currently incarcerated at Beckley Correctional Center, post your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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