Wise Correctional Unit Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: August 2, 2022
Highway 72 South PO Box 1198, Coeburn, VA, 24230-1198

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Wise Correctional Unit is a maximum-security prison farm located in Coeburn, Virginia. This prison is also known as Coeburn, and nicknamed the “Alcatraz of the South”, “The Coeburn Plantation” and “The Farm.”

Wise Correctional Unit is the largest maximum-security prison in the United States. This prison currently houses 6,300 inmates and employs ,800 staff which includes correctional officers, janitors, maintenance workers, and wardens.

The inmates housed at Wise Correctional Unit are placed according to their custody level which is determined at intake. There are many educational and vocational training programs for all inmates.  Wise Correctional Unit’s mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never return to prison and thus lower the state’s recidivism rate.

 The state of Virginia considers Coeburn to be a multi-security institution; 29% of the prison’s beds are designated for maximum security inmates. Over half of the inmates in this prison are serving life sentences also this prison is also home to the states male death row inmates.

Every inmate housed at Wise Correctional Unit has the opportunity to get the services they need. Treatment planning is such an important part of being in Wise Correctional Unit. That way, when the inmates are ready to be released, they will have a plan for their future.

While inmates are housed in Wise Correctional Unit, they will have access to various programs: Some of those programs include:

  • Literacy
  • SSD# (Special School District)
  • P.R.E.P. Pre-Release Exit Program
  • Carpentry
  • Culinary Arts
  • Horticulture
  • Welding
  • Automotive Technology – ASE Certification
  • Building and General Construction
  • Collision Repair – ASE Certification
  • Corrections Reentry Court Workforce Program
  • Electrician
  • HVAC Excellence Certification
  • Outdoor Power Equipment
  • Print Ed Certification
  • NCCER Certification — Carpentry, Welding, Heating and Air Conditioning, Electrical, Industrial Painting, Concrete Finishing, and Brick Masonry
  • EyeGlass Repair

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are programs that are available to inmates. In addition, church services, Bible studies, counseling, and meetings with Clergy are also available.

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Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Wise Correctional Unit
Highway 72 South PO Box 1198, Coeburn, VA, 24230-1198

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Jail Name Wise Correctional Unit
Jail Type State Prison
Authority: Virginia State Department of Corrections
State Virginia
County Wise County
Web Page website
Address Highway 72 South PO Box 1198, Coeburn, VA, 24230-1198
City Coeburn
Zip 24230-1198
Phone 276-679-9204


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