Wallens Ridge State Prison
Leslie Fleming, Warden272 Dogwood Drive
P. O. Box 759
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Security Level 5 - Assignment Criteria:Long Term; Single, multiple, & Life + sentences. No disruptive behavior for at least past 24 months prior to consideration for a transfer to any less-secure facility.
- Opened - April, 1999
- Average Daily Population (June 2008) - 1200
- Special Populations - Pending
- Special Programs - Pending
- Site Additions/Upgrades - Pending
- Virginia Correctional Enterprises - Pending
Directions From Richmond:Take I-64 West to I-81 South to Abingdon. At Abingdon, take Exit 14 and proceed through Abingdon to U.S. Route 19/58 North to Hansonville. At Hansonville, turn left onto Alternate U.S. Route 58 West. Proceed on Alternate U.S. Route 58 through the towns of St. Paul and Coeburn to Norton. At Norton, turn right onto U.S. Route 23 South. Proceed to the second Big Stone Gap exit to the end of the ramp. At the end of the ramp, turn left. Proceed to the second light. Turn left and go to the end of Dogwood Drive.