Social Media User Policy

This policy provides guidance for users of Virginia Correctional Enterprises’ social media accounts, which should be broadly understood for purposes of this policy to include blogs, wikis, microblogs, message boards, chat rooms, electronic newsletters, online forums, social networking sites, and other sites and services that permit users to share information with others in a contemporaneous manner.


The following principles apply to professional use of social media on behalf of Virginia Correctional Enterprises (VCE).

  • Although not an exclusive list, some specific examples of prohibited social media conduct include posting commentary, content, or images that are defamatory, pornographic, vulgar,  proprietary, harassing, libelous, copyrighted, or that can be deamed hostile. Profanity is prohibited.
  • VCE will remove content that is considered prohibited social media content (see above).
  • VCE does not directly respond to user comments of any kind on any of its social media platforms. Comments should only pertain to the post in which it was commented on. Unrelated comments may be removed.