WTRJ offers many types of courses and learning experiences. This includes access to a Law Library.

Inmate Work Programs

The purpose of this program is to provide inmates with a positive outlet for their energy and provide a source of inmate labor to assist in public and community work. In this process the inmates sometimes have court-ordered cost or payments deducted from his or her salary. The repayment to the jail is 28% for room and board.

The Nutrition classes are on going throughout the year, for both male and females inmates. The classes are conducted in six-week intervals, six weeks on then two weeks off. Instruction is provided by the Virginia Tech / Virginia State Extension Services.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men who have a drinking problem. There is no age or education requirement for this program. This program has an exaggerated focus to overcome denial and is designed for the effective treatment of alcoholism. Buster Hawkins schedules the A/A meetings on Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. until 8:15 p.m.
Religious Services
Religious services are an active part of the weekly routine of the inmates. The Southeastern Correctional Ministry has provided the availability of many volunteers to assist in the servicing of religious activities for the facility. A local Chaplain coordinates the efforts of the Southeastern Correctional Ministry. The Southeastern Correctional Ministry services the inmates in the facility on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Inmate Trustee Program
There are three categories of trustees which are Outside, Kitchen and Floor. These positions provide a way for the inmates to earn time on a monthly basis resulting in a reduced sentence.