Sussex I State Prison

Sussex I State Prison is a prison of the Virginia Department of Corrections located in unincorporated Sussex County, Virginia, near Waverly. [1] It is adjacent to Sussex II State Prison, which lies to its northwest, just across Mussellwhite Drive.

Sussex I State Prison
Location24414 Musselwhite Drive
Waverly, Virginia
Security classmaximum / mixed
Managed byVirginia Department of Corrections

The prison, a maximum security facility, opened in May 1998.[2] It serves as an intake facility.[3] It includes the state death row for men. On August 3, 1998, the male death row moved from Mecklenburg Correctional Center to its current location.[4] The actual execution chamber is in the Greensville Correctional Center.[5]


  1. ^ Edds, Margaret. "OFFICER BRUTALITY: 30,000 REASONS FOR PRISON OVERSIGHT < FROM DEATH ROW AT THE NEW SUSSEX I STATE PRISON NEAR WAKEFIELD COMES A TALE THAT, IF TRUE, WOULD RIVAL THE NEWS FROM NEW YORK." The Virginian-Pilot. May 30, 1999. Commentary J5. Retrieved on January 4, 2013. "And from death row at the new Sussex I state prison near Wakefield comes a tale that, if true, would rival the news from New York[..]"
  2. ^ "DOC Appoints New Warden at Sussex I State Prison." Virginia Department of Corrections. March 9, 2006. Retrieved on January 4, 2012.
  3. ^ "Sussex I State Prison." Virginia Department of Corrections. Retrieved on January 4, 2012.
  4. ^ "Facts about Virginia's Death Row" (Archive). NBC4 Washington. Tuesday November 10, 2009. Retrieved on May 29, 2012.
  5. ^ "Greensville Correctional Center/Greensville Work Center (major male institution)." Virginia Department of Corrections. Retrieved on January 4, 2012.

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Coordinates: 37°03′08″N 77°12′20″W / 37.05222°N 77.20556°W / 37.05222; -77.20556