Keen Mountain Correctional Center
Located on 159 acres in the town of Oakwood in Buchanan County.
State Route 629
P. O. Box 860
Oakwood, VA 24631
Security Level 4 High - Assignment Criteria:
Long Term; Single, multiple, & Life + sentences. No disruptive behavior for at least past 24 months prior to consideration for a transfer to any less-secure
Average Daily Population (June 2008) - 879
Hours, days, and rules of visitation varies from facility to facility. However, the majority of facilities do not allow shorts or skirts over the knee, shirts without sleeves that cover your shoulder, underarms must also be covered even when hands are raised, and all visitors must wear underwear and bras. For any specific information, please look for a thread on visits to that facility found in the Western region subsection.
* Opened - 1990
* Average Daily Population (June 2008) - 879
* Special Populations - Protective Custody Unit
* Special Programs - NA
* Site Additions/Upgrades - 1990 - NA
* Virginia Correctional Enterprises - Vinyl/Silk Screen Industry, Janitorial Industry
Directions From Richmond:
Take I-64 West to Staunton, then I-81 South and West to I-77 North. Take I-77 through Big Walker Mountain Tunnel and East River Mountain Tunnel, then take first Bluefield exit. State Route 598 to U.S. Route 460 West to Richlands and proceed on U.S. Route 460 fifteen miles to State Route 680; turn right onto State Route 680, then left onto State Route 629 to the site.