Roughly 20,000 inmates are booked into the Virginia Beach Correctional Center each year, with an average daily population of 1,400 inmates. While in custody, inmates are afforded the privilege of watching television, with a television located in every cell block.

Imagine the impact to your business of advertising to this captive audience!

Since December 15, 2009, the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office has offered an innovative advertising opportunity to our community. For an affordable fee, anyone can advertise to our inmates. Advertising space is sold as available. Approved ad content is featured on a static television display broadcast throughout the Virginia Beach Correctional Center for six hours a day, seven days a week!

For the same dollar, you will also receive advertising in our central processing (Intake) area. The large screen television located there operates 24 hours a day, seven day a week. This will allow your ad to be viewed by every incoming and outgoing inmate. In addition, your ad will be viewable on the large screen television located in our Visitation Lobby by anyone visiting the Correctional Center. These two features are a great advantage to law practices and bail bonding agencies!

The Sheriff’s Office also controls four large screen televisions in the Virginia Beach Courthouse. The televisions run constantly during regular court hours and are strategically placed so that every customer of the court can view them. Courthouse ads are sold separately from Correctional Center ads.

Advertising fees are as follows:

  • Three months - $350
  • Six months - $600
  • One year - $1,000

Advertising slots are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Commercial service providers may purchase more than one slot.

Advertisements should be in PowerPoint format. If you are unable to provide your own PowerPoint slide or picture, we can create one for you! However, if you provide your own slide, please ensure it is in landscape format. There is a one-time fee of $100 for us to create one PowerPoint slide for you and $50 to add a graphic or picture. You provide the content and, once approved, it will be posted.

Please refer to the attached advertising contract for additional information or call 757-385-3038.

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