For those who want to check whether someone that you know is currently at Virginia Department of Corrections or VADOC, the department of corrections has a feature called offender locator. With this one, you will be able to check someone that you know is currently at Virginia Department of Corrections. Not only that, you are also able to look for the location of the offender and see the release date if they are incarcerated and are under custody of the department of corrections.
In order to do the inmate search, you will have to prepare a few information such as the first and the last name of the inmate and their ID, which consists of a total of seven digits. After you are done with the preparation, it is time for you to do the inmate search by following these following instructions:
- The first thing that you need to do is to go to the official website of Virginia Department of Corrections at https://vadoc.virginia.gov/.
- When you are there on the homepage, scroll down a bit to find a thing where you are able to locate an offender.
- To locate an offender, enter the first name and the last name of the offender and press the LOCATE button to get the result shown.
- Instead of the first and last name, you are also able to enter the ID number of the offender.
- Do not forget to press the same LOCATE button to get the result shown.
That is the simple method to find the offender. If you want to try the advanced search, here is the guide that you have to follow:
- First of all, you will have to open the official website of the Virginia Department of Corrections at https://vadoc.virginia.gov/.
- On the front page, scroll down a bit to find a thing where you are able to locate an offender.
- Rather than providing the information on this page, you have to click the Advanced Search link to be taken to the Offender Locator page.
- On the new page, please enter the required information such as the first name, the last name, the middle name, the nickname, the location, the release date, the age, the sex, and the race of the offender.
- After completing all of them, the last thing that you have to do is to press the LOCATE button to get the result that you are looking for shown on the screen.
According to the official website of the Department of Corrections Virginia, the information shown in the offender location is updated every day and everything is the same as the most recent data available.
If you want to ask specific questions about the sentence of the offender, the official website of Virginia Department of Corrections or any other general public is not the right place to discuss. In this case, you are encouraged to refer to the Time Computation page to get the information about the general sentencing.
On the Time Computation page, it is informed that the release date of the offender will be determined by either local or state authorities, depending on the kind of sentence and the amount of active time imposed. Besides, whether they will serve their sentence at a local jail or a Virginia Department of Corrections (VACOD) facility will also be determined by the length of the offender’s sentence.
There are good conduct allowance sentences. They are related to felony offenses committed before January 1, 1995 and misdemeanor offenses committed before July 1, 2008. Plus, the offenders getting an active good conduct allowance sentence are also possible to be considered for parole.
The release date of an offender will be calculated by Virginia Department of Corrections or VADOC if their active good conduct allowance or GCA sentence or combination of sentence totals are more than 12 months with dates of offense mentioned before.
Remember that the misdemeanor offenses committed on or after July 1, 2008 are not eligible for parole consideration and there is no way for them to be calculated by the VADOC unless they are in the combination with the other state responsible sentences.
The good conduct allowance sentences get good time, ranging from 0 days to 30 days per 30 days served and everything depends on the class level at which the offender is earning.
This paragraph will talk about calculating the release dates. Apparently, a lot of variables determine the amount of time required to satisfy a sentence, whether it is GCA or ESC. Every record has its own uniqueness and it is a must for the release dates to be calculated based on the individual factors. Some of these factors include the amount of time spent in jail prior to getting revived by the Virginia Department of Corrections or VADOC, the kind of sentence, the total sentence imposed, the class level(s) at which an offender is getting, the disciplinary offenses received throughout the incarceration, and the other events that may impact the time calculation. If the offenders want to know the details of the time computation, they can contact Virginia Department of Corrections ATTN: Correspondence Unit/Court & Legal Section PO Box 26963, 6900 Atmore Drive Richmond, VA 23261.
If you want to know something other than the ones above, you are suggested to send a message through the contact page at https://vadoc.virginia.gov/contact-us/. To send a message, you will have to provide a few information, including your first name, your last name, your email address, your phone number, your address, your zip code, your city, your state, the topic of the message, and the real message. Feel free to write down anything that you want them to know. Anything is fine as long as you keep your attitude. Once you are done entering the information and writing down the message, you can just hit the SEND MESSAGE button. After sending a message, the only thing that you need to do is to wait to get a response.