RICHMOND — As America takes a moment on Veterans Day to honor the men and women who have served our great country, the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) would like to remind our military veterans that VADOC values our veterans and their families, and we are committed to supporting them with employment opportunities. Veterans make up about 8.4 percent of the 10,117 men and women employed by the VADOC. They have brought to us the... Read More — VADOC Looks to Hire More Veterans
News & Press Releases
RICHMOND — The VADOC is investigating an inmate death at Wallens Ridge State Prison on Sunday afternoon following an apparent attack by another inmate. Th... Read More — Wallens Ridge State Prison Inmate Dies Following Attack by A...
RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Corrections’ (VADOC) Victim Services Unit has debuted its new state-of-the-art notification program for crime victim... Read More — Virginia Department of Corrections Debuts New Victim Notific...
RICHMOND — Two suspects connected with separate inmate deaths inside Virginia Department of Corrections facilities have been indicted. Thirty-four year ol... Read More — Suspects Indicted in Virginia Department of Corrections Faci...
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