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Video Visitation

Video Visitation

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We offer video visitation in partnership with Assisting Families of Inmates (AFOI). As a family or friend of an offender, you can meet with your incarcerated loved ones remotely, and reduce the cost of traveling long distances.

To view more details on our video visitation policy and procedures, please refer to Operating Procedure 851.1.

Prerequisites

The following conditions are prerequisites to participate in video visitation.

Ensure video visitation is offered at facility

To participate in video visitation, an offender must be in one of the following facilities that offers these services.

Participating facilities typically host video visitation on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hours for video visitation at individual facilities may vary.

Central Virginia
  • Buckingham Correctional Center
  • Coffeewood Correctional Center
  • Dillwyn Correctional Center
  • Deerfield Correctional Center
  • Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women
  • Powhatan Reception and Classification Center
  • Virginia Correctional Center for Women
Eastern Region
  • Greensville Correctional Center
  • Sussex II State Prison
Western Region
  • Augusta Correctional Center
  • Bland Correctional Center
  • Green Rock Correctional Center
  • Keen Mountain Correctional Center
  • Pocahontas State Correctional Center
  • Red Onion State Prison
  • River North Correctional Center
  • Wallens Ridge State Prison

Offender must meet eligibility requirements

The offender also needs to meet certain standards based on their assigned facility’s security level. Use the facility directory to find the security level.

Security Level Restrictions
1 No Restrictions
2 No Restrictions
3 No Restrictions
4 Offender must be infraction-free for at least 6 months
5 Offender must be infraction-free for at least 6 months
Red Onion - Restrictive Housing Reduction Step-Down Offender must be infraction-free for at least 6 months
Red Onion - Restrictive Housing Offender must be infraction-free for at least 12 months

How to Apply

Once the prerequisites above have been met, the offender or a family member/friend can apply for video visitation. For more information on how an offender can initiate the video visitation application process, please refer to Operating Procedure 851.1.

Initiate the video visitation process

As a family member or friend, you are also able to initiate the video visitation application process. To do so, you must first go through the Virginia Department of Corrections' standard visitation application process.

Submit application and fees

As a family member or friend, you will need to mail the completed video visitation application with the fee to the appropriate AFOI video visitation center.

Video Visitation Fees

These fees help AFOI defray the costs of providing this program. We do not receive any portion of the proceeds. Find more information on video visitation fees on the AFOI website.

AFOI visitation centers typically host video visitation on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hours may vary for individual centers. View the current list of AFOI visitation centers on the organization's website.

Verify information and schedule appointment

The video visitation center will verify your information with the facility and schedule the date and time of your video visitation.

Confirm appointment

The visitor center will contact you and confirm your video visitation appointment.

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