West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation

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The West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation is an agency of the U.S. state of West Virginia within the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety that operates prisons. The agency has its headquarters in the state's capital of Charleston.[1] Until 1 July 2018, the agency was simply the "West Virginia Division of Corrections."[2]

All of the division's facilities are overcrowded and understaffed. Press reports in late 2017 indicated the division was short three hundred correctional officers.[3] Press reports in early 2018 showed that pay for correctional officers in the state ranked 49th in the nation. New guards start at $24,664, about twelve dollars an hour. [4]

The state incarcerates 273 women per 100,000 population, the highest rate of female incarceration in the world, ahead of all other states and foreign nations.[5]

Facilities[edit]

Name Beds City Security level Note Cite
Anthony Correctional Center 204[6] Neola unknown [7]
Beckley Correctional Center and Jail 137 Beckley minimum [8]
Charleston Correctional Center and Jail 128 Charleston unknown [9]
Parkersburg Correctional Center and Jail 130 Parkersburg minimum [10]
Name Beds City Security level Note Cite
Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Center 48 Julian maximum [11]
Gene Spadaro Juvenile Center 23 Mount Hope unknown [12]
J.M. "Chick" Buckbee Juvenile Center 24 Augusta unknown [13]
Kenneth “Honey” Rubenstein Juvenile Center 84 Davis minimum [14]
Lorrie Yeager Jr. Juvenile Center 24 Parkersburg maximum [15]
Robert L. Shell Juvenile Diagnostic and Intake Center 23 Barboursville unknown [16]
Ronald C. Mulholland Juvenile Center 26 Wheeling unknown [17]
Sam Perdue Juvenile Center unknown Princeton unknown [18]
James H. "Tiger" Morton Juvenile Center 23 Dunbar unknown [19]
Vicki V. Douglas Juvenile Center 23 Martinsburg unknown [20]

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation, five officers have died in the line of duty.[21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact." West Virginia Division of Corrections. Retrieved on December 8, 2009.
  2. ^ "The West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rebilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018. 
  3. ^ "UPDATE: West Virginia declares state of emergency over jail staffing". Associated Press. 30 December 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "W.Va. National Guard, DHS to work in state's understaffed correctional facilities". CorrectionsOne. 5 February 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  5. ^ Plummer, Sarah (19 November 2015). "Report: W. Va. holds the highest rate of female incarceration in the world". Register-Herald (Beckly WV). Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  6. ^ Swiger, Darlene (25 May 2018). "All Anthony Center inmates, staff removed due to black mold". WVNews. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  7. ^ "Anthony Correctional Center". West Viriginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018. 
  8. ^ "https://docr.wv.gov/facilities/Pages/community-corrections/bccj.aspx". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.  External link in |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Charleston Correctional Center and Jail". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitaton. Retrieved 15 July 2018. 
  10. ^ "Parkersburg Correctional Center and Jail". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018. 
  11. ^ "Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018. 
  12. ^ "Gene Spadaro Juvenile Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabiliatation. Retrieved 15 July 2018. 
  13. ^ "J.M. "Chick" Buckbee Juvenile Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018. 
  14. ^ "Kenneth "Honey" Rubenstein Juvenile Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018. 
  15. ^ "Lorrie Yeager Jr. Juvenile Center". West Viriginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 16 July 2018. 
  16. ^ "Robert L. Shell Juvenile Diagnostic and Intake Center". West Viriginia Department of Corrections and Rehabiliation. Retrieved 16 July 2018. 
  17. ^ "Ronald C. Mulholland Juvenile Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabiliatation. Retrieved 16 July 2018. 
  18. ^ "Sam Perdue Juvenile Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 16 July 2018. 
  19. ^ "James H. "Tiger" Morton Juvenile Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 16 July 2018. 
  20. ^ "Vicki V. Douglas Juvenile Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 16 July 2018. 
  21. ^ The Officer Down Memorial Page

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