Calls & Visits

*Due to COVID-19, on-site visits for friends and family have been suspended until further notice. Online video visitation is still be available. Attorneys may have on-site visit with their clients using the video terminals in our Visitation Lobby (an appointment is required). Additional information is available at vbso.net/coronavirus.*

Calls

The inmate telephone system in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center turns on automatically at 9 a.m. and turns off automatically at 11 p.m. daily. All inmates have unlimited access to telephones during this time frame, with the exception of those housed in a Security Housing Unit and those who have had privileges suspended as a result of institutional rule violations.

Make a deposit to an inmate's phone account via GTL's ConnectNetwork.

Inmate friends and family with questions about inmate telephone accounts should visit Global Tel Link (GTL) or contact them by telephone at 877-650-4249.

Visits

The Virginia Beach Correctional Center offers visitation on-site and online.

Online visitation is available via any web-enabled device and may be scheduled or requested on-demand. The cost for web-based video visitation is 25 cents per minute. Messaging and other features are also available via the tablets. To set up an account for web visitation and other services, visit gettingout.com.

For on-site visits, inmates are allowed one 25-minute visit per week. Trustee and Workforce inmates are allowed two 55-minute visits per week. Visits may be canceled by the Sheriff’s Office at any time, including for inmate disciplinary reasons.

On-site visitation is conducted via a video terminal in the visitation room. There is no in-person visitation at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center for friends and family.

Please keep in mind that there are a limited number of on-site visitation appointments available on any given day. Visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and can be scheduled up to seven days out. Each visit can accommodate up to three people, regardless of age. Visitors should arrive 15 minutes prior to their appointment time. Visitors 18 years or older must present valid identification. Visitors younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The hours for visitation at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center are:

Sunday-Friday - 9-10:30 a.m., 1-3 p.m., 7-9 p.m.

Saturday - 12:30-3 p.m., 7-9 p.m.

All visitors must be dressed appropriately and can be refused admittance for inappropriate attire. The dress code for visitation is as follows:

  • Footwear is required for all visitors.
  • Clothing should not be see-through or revealing.
  • Hems and slits should not exceed 4” above mid-knee.
  • Halter tops, tank tops and tube tops are not permitted.
  • Undergarments are required.
  • No pocketbooks, handbags, cellphones or other electronics are allowed in the visitation room (lockers are available for rent).

All visitors are subject to search. In addition, visits may be canceled for anyone using profanity or engaging in explicit behavior. All visits and phone calls are monitored and recorded.

The Visitation Lobby is located at 2425 Nimmo Parkway in Virginia Beach. The entrance is off Nimmo Parkway facing the Virginia Beach Courthouse.

Clergy members are allowed the same visitation rights as members of the public and must schedule their visit at least 24 hours in advance.

Attorneys and associates, pretrial officers, probation/parole officers and bond representatives have no visitation restrictions if conducting official business.

Emergency visit requests and/or emergency messages may be accommodated through the Watch Commander or higher authority after verification of the emergency by the Watch Commander or chaplain. If you have an emergency request, you may contact the Watch Commander’s office at 757-385-4915.