The Commonwealth Of Virginia Corrections Department in the city of Richmond serves as the prison for Richmond City County County and other nearby cities. The Commonwealth Of Virginia Corrections Department facility is located in Richmond, Virginia at 6900 Atmore Dr. Be sure to verify that your inmate is at this location before traveling to visit.
Calling an inmate can be difficult and costly. Some prisons charge inmates up to $14 a minute to make long-distance calls. The best way to avoid these fees is to set up a local phone number that has the same area code as the jail but rings at your phone number(s) no matter where you live. Globaltel provides this service and you can reach them at Inmate Calls. To send mail to an inmate you can visit Jail Postcards.
Every jail or prison will have their own unique rules for inmate visitation. Every inmate is informed of these visitation rules and what days and times they are allowed to have visitors. The first step is to get set up with phone service so you can contact your inmate directly and get accurate information about prison visitation. Prisoners are often placed in city jail for pretrial detention. Then they may be transferred back to jail to serve short sentences after trial, or placed in a temporary facility while awaiting transfer to a longer-term prison facility.
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