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Contact Information

Lisa Kinney, Director of Communications
Communications Unit
Virginia Department of Corrections
P. O. Box 26963
Richmond, VA 23261-6963
telephone: (804) 674-3275
email: lisa.kinney@vadoc.virginia.gov
Greg Carter, Community Relations Coordinator Communications Unit
Virginia Department of Corrections
P. O. Box 26963
Richmond, VA 23261-6963
telephone: (804) 887-8319
email: gregory.carter@vadoc.virginia.gov

2017

July 17, 2017
Virginia Department of Corrections Marks Probation and Parole Officers’ Week
July 6, 2017
Media Alert — William Charles Morva Execution
May 7, 2017
The Virginia Department of Corrections Celebrates Correctional Officers’ Week
May 1, 2017
Virginia Selected to Study Opioid Addiction Treatment Options for Offenders
April 3, 2017
Virginia Department of Corrections Marks Crime Victims’ Rights Week
March 28, 2017
Virginia Department of Corrections College Credit Program Reaping Big Returns
February 14, 2017
Virginia Department of Corrections Announces Partnership with U.S. Department of State to Provide Training and Mentoring to International Corrections Officials
February 13, 2017
Media Advisory — U.S. Department of State and Virginia Department of Corrections to sign Memorandum of Understanding
January 18, 2017
Media Alert — Ricky Javon Gray Execution
January 4, 2017
Virginia DOC Selected for National Initiative to Continue Reducing the Use of Restrictive Housing

2016

December 19, 2016
Virginia Department of Corrections Wins Inaugural Virginia Energy Efficiency Award
December 12, 2016
Media Advisory — Governor McAuliffe to Announce Virginia’s Latest Recidivism Rate, the Lowest in the Country
December 8, 2016
Corrections Director Appointed to Prestigious National Organization Aimed at Improving Government
December 5, 2016
Percentage of Virginia Inmates in Restrictive Housing Among the Lowest in the Nation
November 10, 2016
Virginia Department of Corrections Receives Honors for Its Commitment to Veterans
September 13, 2016
Department of Corrections Receives Governor’s Tech Award
August 9, 2016
Virginia DOC Moves Detention Center Offenders from Southampton to Cold Springs
July 20, 2016
Virginia Recognized Nationally for Prison College Credit Initiative
July 18, 2016
VADOC Celebrates Its Probation and Parole Officers
July 7, 2016
St. Brides Correctional Center Reduces Fossil Fuel Usage with Grant-Funded Solar Panels
June 30, 2016
Thirty-two Arrested for Drug Violations
June 1, 2016
Most Ex-offenders Seeking Employment are Bond Eligible
May 2, 2016
Virginia Department of Corrections Celebrates Correctional Officers’ Week
April 11, 2016
Virginia Department of Corrections Marks Crime Victims’ Rights Week
March 17, 2016
Virginia Prisoners To Be Eligible For College Credit Classes
March 3, 2016
Virginia’s Restrictive Housing Reforms Highlighted by the U.S. Department of Justice

2015

December 23, 2015
Governor McAuliffe Announces Further Reduction on Inmate Phone Call Rates
December 10, 2015
Media Alert — Offender Transportation Van Crash
November 9, 2015
VADOC: Calling All Veterans, Largest State Employer of Military Veterans Seeks to Hire More
October 23, 2015
Virginia Has Drastically Reduced The Cost Of Offender Phone Calls In Recent Years
October 1, 2015
Media Alert — Execution of Alfredo R. Prieto
September 9, 2015
Few Offenders Remain in Restrictive Housing in Virginia Prisons
July 12, 2015
Virginia Honors Probation and Parole Officers July 12 to 18
May 4, 2015
Virginia Department of Corrections Marks Correctional Officers’ Week
April 22, 2015
Virginia Department of Corrections Celebrates Recycling Efforts on Earth Day
April 20, 2015
Virginia Department of Corrections Marks Crime Victims’ Rights Week
April 6, 2015
Wellness Program Aims to Help Virginia Offenders Improve Health
March 19, 2015
Offenders Follow Longstanding Virginia Tradition to Become Surveyor Assistants
February 19, 2015
Urban Institute Completes Third Employee Survey at Virginia Department of Corrections
February 15, 2015
Media Alert — Update: VADOC Divertee Transportation Vehicle Fatal Accident
February 14, 2015
Media Alert — VADOC Divertee Transportation Vehicle Fatal Accident
January 14, 2015
Virginia Department of Corrections Offenders Find Green-Collar Employment

2014

October 30, 2014
Virginia Department of Corrections to Closely Monitor Sex Offenders on Halloween Night
September 18, 2014
Virginia Offenders Train for Wastewater Treatment Jobs
August 18, 2014
VADOC Improves Farming Operations, Offender Reentry with new John Deere Agreement
July 14, 2014
Virginia Department of Corrections Recognizes Probation and Parole Officers' Week
July 8, 2014
VADOC Selects Armor Correctional Health Services for Interim Offender Health Care Services
June 27, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Announces Continued Drop in Virginia’s Recidivism Rate
June 9, 2014
Virginia Prison is First in Nation to Reach Milestone in Prison Rape Elimination Act Compliance
June 5, 2014
Virginia’s Largest State Agency Lowers Costs, Helps Environment Through Composting
June 3, 2014
Virginia Department of Corrections to Seek New Offender Health Care Services Provider
May 7, 2014
Virginia Department of Corrections Celebrates National Nurses’ Week
May 6, 2014
Virginia Department of Corrections Thanks Teachers Working with Inmates
May 5, 2014
Virginia Department of Corrections Recognizes Correctional Officers’ Week
April 22, 2014
Virginia Department of Corrections Preserves about 3,000 Acres of Land
April 6, 2014
Virginia Department of Corrections Marks Crime Victims’ Rights Week
April 3, 2014
VADOC Offenders to Again Partner with the Virginia Department of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service to Prevent, Control Wildfires
February 20, 2014
Virginia Department of Corrections Adds Alternative Lethal Injection Chemical
February 3, 2014
Recently Released Virginia Inmate Gives Back

2013

November 4, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces Milestone in Prisoner Re-entry Support Program
October 29, 2013
Virginia Department of Corrections to Closely Monitor Sex Offenders on Halloween Night
September 25, 2013
River North Correctional Center Opens In Grayson County
September 24, 2013
Media Advisory — River North Correctional Center Opening
September 13, 2013
Greensville Correctional Center Offender Dies
August 20, 2013
Action Alliance Partners with Department of Corrections, Will Offer Sexual Assault Advocacy Services to Inmates
August 7, 2013
Virginia Recognized for Transforming Highest-Security Prisons
July 22, 2013
Virginia Department of Corrections Recognizes Probation and Parole Officers' Week
June 20, 2013
Secretary Decker Receives Prestigious Energy Leadership Award for VADOC's Green Works
June 19, 2013
Media Alert — VADOC Offender Apprehended After Walking Off Work Site at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport This Morning
June 19, 2013
Media Alert — VADOC Offender Walks Off Work Site at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
May 10, 2013
Media Advisory — Fluvanna Holds First Graduation for Darden Business School and Piedmont Virginia Community College Incarcerated Students
May 6, 2013
Virginia Department of Corrections Recognizes Correctional Officers' Week
April 18, 2013
Virginia Department of Corrections Marks Crime Victims' Rights Week
February 27, 2013
VADOC Corrections Officer Saves Trapped Motorists over Presidents' Day Weekend
February 14, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces Milestone in Prisoner Re-entry Support Program

2012

December 17, 2012
Pocahontas State Correctional Center employees help provide sneakers and toys for all students at Abbs Valley Elementary School
December 14, 2012
Prison Inmates Teach Puppies, Give Service Dogs Back to the Community
December 10, 2012
Department of Corrections Employees Donate more than $80,000 to Public Safety Memorial
November 16, 2012
Correctional Officer Expected to Recover Fully Following Inmate Assault at Sussex 1 State Prison
November 15, 2012
Media Alert — Correctional Officer Injured by Inmate at Sussex 1 State Prison
November 5, 2012
Media Advisory — Officials to Join Incarcerated Veterans to Showcase New Vets’ Dorm at Haynesville Correctional Center
October 31, 2012
Virginia Department of Corrections to Again Monitor Sex Offenders on Halloween Night
September 27, 2012
Longwood University diversity center to be named after Department of Corrections Deputy Director Scott

2011

November 30, 2011
Virginia Department of Corrections Unveils Green Jobs Training Program
September 8, 2011
Inmate Death at Red Onion State Prison
August 30, 2011
Virginia Department of Corrections Dispatches Supervised Offender Work Crews to Remove Hurricane Irene Debris
May 09, 2011
Virginia Department of Corrections Adds Alternative Lethal Injection Chemical
January 11, 2011
District #21 Probation and Parole Staff Assist at the Thurman Brisben Homeless Center