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You can write the director's office for the state department of corrections (http://www.vadoc.state.va.us/) and ask that your visitation rights be reinstated and show that you've changed your ways and have enrolled in rehab, etc.
The director can override the warden's decision, but usually will not do so unless the warden acts unreasonably in his/her decision making.
Possibly you could have more supervision with the visitation, or work out something that will give the dept. of correction assurance that you are clean and there's no fear in you visiting the facility.
Yes, I think you need to be honest with them as they're going to know the reasons - as they have access to that information. It's much better to be open when you're asking for something like this.
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