VIDEO VISITATION FROM
A VISITOR CENTER

VIDEO VISITATION ALERT!

DUE TO NEW EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION, VIDEO VISITATION FROM VISITOR CENTERS WILL BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED STARTING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

AFOI offers video visitation to many Virginia correctional facilities from 7 visitor centers throughout the state, including Alexandria, Fredericksburg, Norfolk, Petersburg, Richmond, and Roanoke. 

 

Who can have a video visit?

An offender has to be eligible according to the following standards, as set by VADOC

How much does it cost?

  • $10 – 25 minute visit

  • $22 – 55 minute visit

The fees collected go directly to support the cost of operating the program at AFOI and our partner sites across Virginia – the Virginia Department of Corrections receives none of the fees collected.

How do I register to participate at an AFOI VIsitor center?

  • Obtain visitor approvals for each visitor with the Virginia Department of Corrections.

  • Obtain a video visitation application by downloading one here or contacting AFOI.

  • Fill out your portion completely (with required signatures) and send the application to the inmate for his/her signature. There is a limit of five (5) approved visitors allowed in a visitation session.

  • Once the visitation application is complete, send it to AFOI by mail, e-mail as an attachment to bobby.gray@afoi.org, or by fax.

  • AFOI requires a minimum of two weeks to process new paperwork. Once the paperwork is approved by VADOC, applicants will be contacted to complete a brief intake over the phone and are issued a Visitor Identification number.

  • Video Visitation reservations are subject to availability between prisons and visitor centers. Reservation requests can be made over the phone.

  • A Video Visitation payment via our website or by mailing a money order is required in order to secure a reservation slot.

  • Requests and payments must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday prior to the weekend you want to visit.

  • All video visits are monitored and recorded – audio and video.

How can an offender get registered to participate at an afoi visitor center?

  • Inquire with the correctional center’s point of contact to see if the inmate meets institutional requirements for video visitation.

  • If the requirements are met, the point of contact will provide the inmate with a video visitation application form. The offender should fill out their portion completely (with required signatures) and send to his/her potential visitor(s). There is a limit of five (5) approved visitors allowed in a video visitation session.

  • The potential visitor(s) should contact Assisting Families of Inmates and then follow the steps outlined above.

  • Inmates will be contacted by the facility staff with their scheduled video visitation appointment(s).

  • All video visits are monitored and recorded – audio and video.