Prison Information

Address Phone Visitation Hours
112 Northern Regional Correctional Drive
Moundsville, WV 26041
(304) 843-4067 No Hours Given

The Northern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility was dedicated on 24 August 1994. This facility is “unique” in the aspect that it is two separate and distinct entities, a Correctional Facility under the direction of the West Virginia Division of Corrections and a Regional Jail under the direction of the Regional Jail Authority. The Northern Correctional Facility, which is a Level V (Maximum Security) Correctional Facility, received its first inmates on 31 August 1994. The initial intention was to house male offenders, however, due to the experience of the staff (being former penitentiary employees) this changed. NCF was housing male and female offenders, operating a DOC receiving unit, and establishing the state’s first Behavior Improvement Unit (BIU). Today NCF houses approximately 253 male inmates, some in double bunked cells, who have been convicted of serious offenses against persons and property or are special management cases. NCF operates under a Unit Management philosophy and utilizes a team approach to inmate management. The Northern Correctional Facility maintains General Population and a short-term Segregation Unit for those DOC inmates who have been found guilty of a rule violation and sentenced to serve segregation time by the Institutional Hearing Officer. The Northern Correctional Facility is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA). ACA is designed to ensure that correctional facilities provide the basic programs and services required for good correctional practice, the standards and accreditation process also prescribes safe working conditions for both staff and inmates. In January 1999, NCF became DOC’s first facility to become accredited.