How to Connect With an Inmate at Bland Correctional Center

Connect With an Inmate How to Connect With an Inmate at Bland Correctional Center

How to Contact an Inmate at Bland Correctional Center

Bland Correctional Center is a minimum- and medium-security prison in Bland, Virginia. With space for just under 700 male inmates, the center is operated by the Virginia Department of Corrections and is currently under the supervision of warden Rodney Younce.

Inmates have access to a number of programs and resources, including adult education, veteran's support, parenting and financial literacy classes, job skills, and more.

From mail to phone calls to visits, there are several ways to connect with a friend or family member or even find a prison pen pal at Bland Correctional Center—but you must follow the regulations to avoid delays in communication or denied visits.

If you want to visit an inmate or write a letter to a prisoner, DoNotPay can help you get in contact with someone while meeting all the requirements. 

Bland Correctional Center Contact Information

Bland Correctional Center is located near Kimberling Creek just off East Blue Grass Trail. This is the prison's general contact information.

Physical and Mailing Address256 Bland Farm Road Bland, VA 24315
General Phone(276) 688-3341

In some cases, you may need to get in touch with the Virginia Department of Corrections. The VADOC website offers extensive information that is relevant to all correctional facilities in the system. The main office is open from 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Here's how to get in touch:

  • Address: Virginia Department of Corrections P.O. Box 26963 Richmond, VA 23261-6963
  • Phone: (804) 674-3000

How to Contact an Inmate at Bland Correctional Center

Connecting with an inmate at Bland is usually pretty straightforward. Just follow the prison's instructions for sending mail, visiting, sending money, and more.

How to Visit an Inmate

First, you must fill out a Visitation Application. It will take about 20-30 minutes, and you will need to have the inmate's name and/or ID number, your photo ID, and your social security number.

  • Your application will be processed in about 30 days if you're a Virginia resident or about 90 days if you're an out-of-state visitor.
  • After you receive approval, you can schedule a visit up to 14 days in advance.

You should plan to arrive an hour prior to your scheduled visit, so you can complete the security screening, which currently includes COVID-19 screening procedures. All visitors must test negative to a self-administered COVID-19 antigen test. Dress appropriately and bring your approved photo ID.

How to Send Money to an Inmate at Bland

There are several ways to send money to an inmate, but keep in mind that any money sent via mail will not be accepted. Make sure you know the inmate's ID number, then use one of these alternatives:

  1. Online: Make an online payment through JPay with your credit or debit card
  2. Phone: Call JPay at (800) 574-5729
  3. Mobile: Download the JPay mobile app (for Android or Apple iOS)
  4. Cash: Stop by a MoneyGram location to pay in cash
  5. Money Orders: Send money orders with a deposit slip to the following address, and funds will be available for the inmate's use in three business days:

    JPay P.O. Box 278170 Miramar, FL 33027

How to Send a Letter to an Inmate

You may send letters, postcards, and appropriate photos to an inmate; you may not send cash or other items of monetary value, postage stamps, obscene or offensive materials, or contraband.

All mail may be opened and read by prison staff before being delivered. In Level 2 (and above) facilities, all mail is photocopied and the inmate only receives the photocopies. The originals are shredded. 

Letters to inmates must be addressed correctly to ensure they are delivered. If you make a mistake, or if the inmate is no longer housed at that facility, your mail may be returned to you. This is how to address the envelope:

Inmate's first and last name

Inmate's 7-digit state ID number

Bland Correctional Center

256 Bland Farm Road

Bland, VA 24315

You can use the Offender Locator to determine if your loved one is at Bland Correctional Center or another facility and to confirm their Offender ID Number. Or, use DoNotPay.

The Challenges You Could Face When Trying to Contact an Inmate

You should always make sure your loved one hasn't been transferred to a different facility. If you try to contact them at Bland Correctional Center, and they've been moved, your mail will be returned, and you'll have to try to locate them.

If you accidentally send money to the wrong inmate because you have the wrong facility or the wrong ID number, that money will probably not be returned to you or to the intended recipient. It can be time-consuming and stressful to ensure you're following all the rules.

When locating an inmate or writing letters, DoNotPay streamlines the process to ensure your messages get delivered quickly. Our Connect With an Inmate product is easy to use, and it will help you find inmates without hassle. We take care of all the next steps in making contact, so you can focus on your letters rather than logistical details.

How DoNotPay Can Help You Contact an Inmate at Bland Correctional Center or Any Prison Facility

It only takes a few seconds to locate an inmate using DoNotPay, and we can help you save time, money, and stress by putting you in touch with an inmate at any correctional facility. If you want to contact an inmate but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered.

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.


  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.


  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.


  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.


  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one!


You can use the Connect With An Inmate product for any prison. And that's not the only thing DoNotPay can help you with.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

DoNotPay is designed to simplify some of life's most frustrating and time-consuming hassles. From contacting an inmate at Bland Correctional Center to changing your mailing address, DoNotPay offers fast, reliable assistance for legal and financial challenges like these:

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