The Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) is committed to facilitating privileged access to legal correspondence sent by attorneys, courts, and other court entities. As part of our continuing efforts to prevent the introduction of contraband into facilities and to protect the inmates in our custody, we continue to make modifications to our mail procedures to maintain the safety of all inmates, staff, and the public. View more details in Operating Procedure 803.1.
Where to Send Legal Correspondence
Any attorney, court, or court entity sending legal correspondence to an inmate or CCAP probationer must send correspondence directly to the VADOC’s Centralized Mail Distribution Center at the following mailing address:
VADOC Centralized Mail Distribution Center
Inmate Name, Inmate #
3521 Woods Way
State Farm, Virginia 23160
For courts and court entities, all envelopes containing legal correspondence must contain the full return address of the court or court entity. For attorneys, all envelopes containing legal correspondence must include full return address with the law office name and address.
How We Process and Deliver Legal Correspondence
All legal correspondence will be scanned with real-time tracking and screened by trained VADOC staff for the detection of any illicit substances. Upon completion of the screening process, provided there are no extenuating circumstances, all correspondence will be delivered via USPS Priority Express mail services on the same business day of receipt.
Legal correspondence that requires civil process service on an inmate should be addressed to the facility where the inmate is housed and continue to be sent to the appropriate jurisdiction of the facility. Facility addresses can be found using the facility directory.