Inmate Programs

The Chesapeake Correctional Center maintains structured rehabilitative and treatment programs for eligible inmates requesting participation, including general education, substance abuse, individual and group counseling, religious, recreation, and work programs. All of the programs are available to eligible inmates regardless of sex, race, origin, religion, political views, disabilities or legal status.

Substance Abuse Program
Allows selected inmates the opportunity to receive treatment for their addiction to drugs and/or alcohol use. Inmates receive treatment through group and individual sessions designed to help them cope and overcome their addictions.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Provides inmates with the opportunity to share their experiences, strengths, and hopes with each other and with community volunteers, in the hope they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Narcotic Anonymous
Provides inmates with a recovery process and support network inextricably linked together.  One of the keys to Narcotics Anonymous success is the therapeutic value of addicts working with other addicts.  Members share their successes and challenges in overcoming active addiction and living drug-free, productive lives through the application of the principles contained within the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Narcotic Anonymous.

Nurture Block Program
A religious program and a substance abuse program that teaches and uses spiritual principles to empower the participants to change negative lifestyles. This program is for those who are serious about reaching their spiritual renewal or acquiring a spiritual awaking; about developing a positive character; and about building a spiritual faith community here in the Correctional Center, which will be carried back to our various neighborhoods and to family members.

GED Program
This program is taught by the Chesapeake Adult Educational Services. Inmates are provided the opportunity to pursue their GED, including computer training through individual study, and classroom learning in the Correctional Center.

The Special Education Program
This program is in conjunction with the Chesapeake Public School System.  It provides a program for continued education for eligible inmates with learning disabilities. This program has a full-time instructor who provides individual and educational services to inmates under the age of 21 years.

The Correctional Center Chaplaincy Program
This program is managed by a full-time chaplain and administrative assistant provided by the Chesapeake Jail Ministry. The chaplain and his volunteers provide religious counseling, services, and Bible studies to meet the spiritual needs of the inmates and staff of the Correctional Center and the Chesapeake Juvenile Services.

Taking Control of Your Life Program
The program’s goal is to help individuals build a platform for learning and put into practice basic reasoning, communication, and listening skills. This program also strives to help promote reading and build vocabulary skills prior to release, to better equip themselves for employment, while building self-confidence and first impression strategies.

Community Services Board Program
The program assists with placement of severely mentally ill inmates in state hospitals or local mental health facilities. Additionally, they provide discharge planning and treatment for inmates released into the community, thereby reducing the chances that they will return to incarceration.