Information Technology

Debbie Richmond, Director of Research and Technology
1409 Greenbrier Street
Charleston, WV 25311
(304) 558-2036 - Phone

Mission Statement

IT - ComputerThe mission of the Division of Corrections Information Technology Department is to provide technical service and expertise to all institutions and departments within DOC. We will strive to complement the mission of the Division of Corrections and to provide the highest quality and level of timely services and information to administrators and staff.


The vision of the Information Technology Department is to provide the latest technology by upgrading or purchasing the most up to date equipment to replace older obsolete equipment, provide videoconferencing for meetings, training, and telemedicine. We will work to provide programs to reduce workloads and facilitate the dissemination of information.

Strategic Plan

One of WVDOC's strategic goals is to begin a program of improvements to the division's existing information technology resources. This includes staffing level improvements, budget/funding acquisitions, customer service, and functionality/equipment concerns.


A new computer training lab was established at the West Virginia Corrections Training Academy. The completion in February 2005 of Phase I of the Inmate Management Information System (IMIS). Further development and improvements on the current IMIS application continues through Phase II and the addition of parolee information.