Bland Correctional Center (male institution)
Bland, VA 24315-9615
For Initial Assignment ONLY:
No Escape History within past 5 years.
Single Life sentences must have reached their Parole Eligibility Date (PED).
No disruptive behavior for at least past 24 months prior to consideration for a transfer to any less-secure facility.
Bland has a large agricultural business program which furnishes meat and dairy products to nine other Western Region correctional facilities.
The primary structures at the Center date back to the early to mid 1950s. A medical building was added in 1982, a multipurpose building was added in 1990, and three modular inmate housing units were added in 1990.
Special Purpose Institution - It is a reception and classification facility. Its role is to intake
offenders from the local jails and process them into the Department. It houses
inmates classified to multiple levels of security.