Inmate Programs and Services
- Virginia Correctional Enterprises (VCE)
- Institutional Jobs
- Highway Road Maintenance
- Work Centers/Public Service Work Crews
- Work Release
- Re-entry Program
- Mental Health Services
- Sex Offender Residential Treatment Program (SORT)
- Dental Services
- Medical, Tele-Medicine
The prison system offers a range of programs and services to more than 30,000 state prisoners that support the effective operation of facilities by constructively occupying otherwise idle inmate time and reducing unrest. Programs also provide those inmates who choose to change criminal behaviors with meaningful opportunities for positive growth.
Prison programs are aligned within the Department so that inmates with long sentences or behavior problems (those housed in maximum or close custody prisons) receive programs that promote positive prison adjustment. Those inmates nearing release (those housed in medium or minimum custody facilities) receive programs aimed at reducing recidivism.