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Wallens Ridge State Prison

Wallens Ridge State Prison

272 Dogwood Drive, Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219

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(276) 523-3310
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Wallens Ridge State Prison Visiting Information:

All institutions allow visiting on Saturday, Sunday and State holidays. To reduce crowding in the visiting room, many institutions alternate days inmates may visit based on the alphabet or inmate I.D. number. Be sure to check with the institution or with the offender you plan to visit to determine which day he/she may visit.
Inmates are permitted a minimum of one hour per visiting day with visitors, although the length of visits may be determined by activity in the visiting area such as the number of visitors on a given day; available space; or institutional staff resources.
Most institutions use an on-site visitor registration process. All visitors, including minors, are required to complete the Visitor Application and Background Investigation Authorization Form before visiting (please see the forms page). Due to a change in the visitor tracking system, after May 16, 2011, all visitors, including those who previously provided an application, will be required to submit a new application.
Children under the age of 18 may visit inmates only with the permission of their parent or guardian, or pursuant to a valid court order.
All such children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is on the inmate's approved visiting list.
Emancipated minors, including spouses, will be approved for visitation in the same manner as adult visitors. Please contact a specific facility to obtain further information on their visiting program.
Visitation procedures at individual institutions may vary and can be changed at any time without prior notice. Please contact the correctional center or unit before planning a visit.


No time limit unless space availability is limited.

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13 Responses to Wallens Ridge State Prison

  1. jenniferaskew49@yahoo.com October 22, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    My son Phillip M.Askew,is an inmate at WRSP.I have not heard from him in a month.Because,he has some health issues,I am concerned that he may be ill. I also would like to know if I will be contacted if he were ill.M phone #’s are 7576377232(home)and 7575937901(cell).Would it be possible for his counselor to contact and inform me of his well-being? I appreciate any contact from your facility.
    Jennifer Askew

    • PrisonPath October 22, 2012 at 12:50 pm #


      You cannot rely on the facility contacting you regarding your son’s health.I would recommend contacting his case manager. If you do not receive any help, you should contact the prison chaplain for additional information.

  2. mary June 7, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    if i am a felon & my daughters dad is at wrsp can i still visit him or do i have to have permission from my probation officer or what do i have to do to visit him?? let me know please!!!

    • PrisonPath June 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

      Hi Mary,

      I would recommend contacting an attorney since you do not want to take any action that can affect your probation. We do not provide legal advice.

  3. SHARON June 11, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    I am trying to reach some one to find out why inmates are only allowed to call on week ends. I understood that when he was in seg. but he is in general population now. I am busy on week ends and can’t sit at home waiting off him to call. It would be nice if he could call in the evenigs when he knows I am most likely to be home.

    • PrisonPath June 12, 2013 at 1:59 am #

      Hi Sharon,

      I recommend calling the prison directly for assistance.

  4. jacqueline ervin July 4, 2013 at 4:34 am #

    my son is incarcerated there and i from Maryland and i didn’t know that you needed to fill out paper work to see him i don’t get to come this way often is there anyway i can see him i don’t have a felony or anything.

  5. stephanie July 21, 2013 at 11:30 pm #

    i was wanting to know what address and whom i send the visiting froms to. my inmate is at wallens ridge stste prison.

  6. Nicole July 22, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    It says to see the forms page? Where is that located? I am trying to get a visitation form to be approved for visitation as i am a felon. He is located in Wallens Ridge SP and the counselor told him i could get the form on the website and this is what came up from the search..please let me know. Thank you soo much

    • PrisonPath July 22, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

      Hi Nicole,

      For the visitor form for Wallens Ridge State Prison, click this link.

  7. Stephanie July 22, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

    I’m trying to find out where to send the visiting forms to and whom I address them to. If u would kindly let me know it doesn’t say

  8. heather April 6, 2016 at 10:52 pm #

    my brother just got transferred to wallens ridge…will we be able to have contact visits or is it behind the glass only

  9. heather April 6, 2016 at 10:56 pm #

    also we just had our visitors forms reapproved a month before he was transferred from keene mtn…will we have to fill out new forms because he has changed prisons

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