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 the state's prisons, jails and juvenile detention facilities. The agency has its headquarters in the state's capital of Charleston.[1] Until July 1, 2018, the agency was simply the "West Virginia Division of Corrections" and only operated the adult prisons. On July 1, 2018 the agency absorbed the former West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services and the former West Virginia Regional Jail Authority and assumed its current name.[2][3]

All of the division's facilities are overcrowded and understaffed. Press reports in late 2017 indicated the division was short three hundred correctional officers.[4] Press reports in early 2018 showed that pay for correctional officers in the state ranked 49th in the nation. New correctional officers started at $24,664, about twelve dollars an hour.[5]

From February to July 2018, National Guard troops supplemented the overworked officers. At the end of that period, the Fire Marshal's Office continued to support the division.[6]

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.[7]

History[edit]

On 1 January 1986 a two-day riot began at the West Virginia State Penitentiary resulted in three inmate deaths."[8]

Facilities[edit]

Community Correctional Facilities[edit]

Name Beds City County Security level Note Cite
Anthony Correctional Center 204 Neola Greenbrier County minimum Youthful Offender Facility [9]
Beckley Correctional Center 137 Beckley Raleigh County minimum Work Release facility, male & female [10]
Charleston Correctional Center 128 Charleston Kanawha County minimum Work Release facility, male & female [11]
Parkersburg Correctional Center 306 Parkersburg Wood County minimum Work Release & Substance Abuse Treatment facility, male [12]

Adult Correctional Facilities[edit]

Name Initials City County Note Cite
Denmar Correctional Center DCC Denmar Pocahontas County Medium (male) [13]
Huttonsville Correctional Center/Huttonsville Work Camp HCC Huttonsville Randolph County Close (male) [14]
Lakin Correctional Center LCC West Columbia Mason County All levels & intake facility (female) [15]
Martinsburg Correctional Center MCC Martinsburg Berkeley County Intake Facility (male) [16]
Mount Olive Correctional Complex/Slayton Work Camp MOCC Mount Olive Fayette County Maximum (male) [17]
Northern Correctional Facility NCF Moundsville Marshall County Close (male) [18]
Ohio County Correctional Center OCCC Wheeling Ohio County Minimum (male) [19]
Pruntytown Correctional Center PCC Grafton Taylor County Medium (male) [20]
St. Marys Correctional Center SMCC St. Marys Pleasants County Medium (male) [21]
Salem Correctional Center SCC Salem Harrison County Medium (male) [22]

County Owned Contract Facilities[edit]

Name City County Note Cite
Stevens Correctional Center/McDowell County Corrections Welch McDowell County Owned by the McDowell County Commission and contracted to house overflow state inmates. [23]

Regional Jails[edit]

Name City County Note Cite
Central Regional Jail Flatwoods Braxton County [24]
Eastern Regional Jail Martinsburg Berkeley County [25]
North Central Regional Jail Greenwood Doddridge County [26]
ABIME Jail Huntington Cabell County [27]
Northern Regional Jail Moundsville Marshall County [28]
Potomac Heights Regional Jail Augusta Hampshire County [29]
South Central Regional Jail Charleston Kanawha County [30]
Southern Regional Jail Beaver Raleigh County [31]
Southwestern Regional Jail Holden Logan County [32]
Tygart Valley Regional Jail Belington Randolph County [33]
Western Regional Jail Barboursville Cabell County [34]

Juvenile Correctional Facilities[edit]

Name Beds City County Security level Note Cite
Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Center 48 Julian Boone County maximum [35]
Gene Spadaro Juvenile Center 23 Mount Hope Fayette County unknown [36]
J.M. "Chick" Buckbee Juvenile Center 24 Augusta Hampshire County unknown [37]
Kenneth “Honey” Rubenstein Juvenile Center 84 Davis Tucker County minimum [38]
Lorrie Yeager Jr. Juvenile Center 24 Parkersburg Wood County maximum [39]
Robert L. Shell Juvenile Diagnostic and Intake Center 23 Barboursville Cabell County unknown [40]
Ronald C. Mulholland Juvenile Center 26 Wheeling Ohio County unknown [41]
Sam Perdue Juvenile Center unknown Princeton Mercer County unknown [42]
James H. "Tiger" Morton Juvenile Center 23 Dunbar Kanawha County unknown [43]
Vicki V. Douglas Juvenile Center 23 Martinsburg Berkeley & Jefferson Counties unknown [44]

Youth Reporting Centers[edit]

Name City County Counties Served Note Cite
Boone Logan County Youth Reporting Center Madison Boone County Boone, Logan [45]
Brooke Hancock County Youth Reporting Center Weirton Hancock County Brooke, Hancock [46]
Cabell County Youth Reporting Center Huntington Cabell County Cabell [47]
Fayette County Youth Reporting Center Oak Hill Fayette County Fayette [48]
Greenbrier County Youth Reporting Center Lewisburg Greenbrier County Greenbrier [49]
Harrison County Youth Reporting Center Clarksburg Harrison County Harrison [50]
Jefferson County Youth Reporting Center Ranson Jefferson County Jefferson [51]
Kanawha County Youth Reporting Center Charleston Kanawha County Kanawha [52]
Lincoln County Youth Reporting Center Hamlin Lincoln County Lincoln [53]
Marion County Youth Reporting Center Fairmont Marion County Marion [54]
Mason County Youth Reporting Center Point Pleasant Mason County Mason [55]
Mercer County Youth Reporting Center Princeton Mercer County Mercer [56]
Putnam County Youth Reporting Center Winfield Putnam County Putnam [57]
STARS Berkeley County Youth Reporting Center Martinsburg Berkeley County Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan [58]
Wetzel Tyler County Youth Reporting Center Paden City Wetzel County Wetzel, Tyler [59]
Wood County Youth Reporting Center Vienna Wood County Wood [60]

Fallen officers[edit]

Five officers have died in the line of duty.[61]

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. ^ W.Va. announces leadership for consolidated corrections.
  4. ^ "UPDATE: West Virginia declares state of emergency over jail staffing". Associated Press. 30 December 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  5. ^ "W.Va. National Guard, DHS to work in state's understaffed correctional facilities". CorrectionsOne. 5 February 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  6. ^ "West Virginia National Guard has completed their corrections mission". WVNews. 1 August 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Useem, Bert; Peter Kimball (1991). States of Siege: U.S. Prison Riots, 1971–1986. Cary, NC, USA: Oxford University Press, Incorporated. pp. 179–181.
  9. ^ "Anthony Correctional Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Beckley Correctional Center and Jail". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Charleston Correctional Center and Jail". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitaton. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Parkersburg Correctional Center and Jail". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Denmar Correctional Center and Jail". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Huttonsville Correctional Center and Jail". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Lakin Correctional Center and Jail". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Martinsburg Correctional Center and Jail". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  17. ^ "Mount Olive Correctional Center and Jail". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  18. ^ "Northern Correctional Facility". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  19. ^ "Ohio County Correctional Center and Jail". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  20. ^ "Pruntytown Correctional Center and Jail". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  21. ^ "Saint Marys Correctional Center and Jail". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  22. ^ "Salem Correctional Center and Jail". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  23. ^ "Stevens Correctional Center/McDowell County Corrections". McDowell County Corrections. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  24. ^ "Central Regional Jail & Correctional Facility". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  25. ^ "Eastern Regional Jail & Correctional Facility". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  26. ^ "North Central Regional Jail & Correctional Facility". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  27. ^ "ABIME Jail". West Virginia Department ABIME. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  28. ^ "Northern Regional Jail & Correctional Facility". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  29. ^ "Potomac Heights Regional Jail & Correctional Facility". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  30. ^ "South Central Regional Jail & Correctional Facility". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  31. ^ "Southern Regional Jail & Correctional Facility". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  32. ^ "Southwestern Regional Jail & Correctional Facility". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  33. ^ "Tygart Valley Regional Jail & Correctional Facility". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  34. ^ "Western Regional Jail & Correctional Facility". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  35. ^ "Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  36. ^ "Gene Spadaro Juvenile Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  37. ^ "J.M. "Chick" Buckbee Juvenile Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  38. ^ "Kenneth "Honey" Rubenstein Juvenile Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  39. ^ "Lorrie Yeager Jr. Juvenile Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  40. ^ "Robert L. Shell Juvenile Diagnostic and Intake Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  41. ^ "Ronald C. Mulholland Juvenile Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  42. ^ "Sam Perdue Juvenile Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  43. ^ "James H. "Tiger" Morton Juvenile Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  44. ^ "Vicki V. Douglas Juvenile Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  45. ^ "Boone Logan County Youth Reporting Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  46. ^ "Brook Hancock County Youth Reporting Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  47. ^ "Cabell County Youth Reporting Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  48. ^ "Fayette County Youth Reporting Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  49. ^ "Greenbrier County Youth Reporting Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  50. ^ "Harrison County Youth Reporting Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  51. ^ "Jefferson County Youth Reporting Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  52. ^ "Kanawha County Youth Reporting Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  53. ^ "Lincoln County Youth Reporting Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  54. ^ "Marion County Youth Reporting Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  55. ^ "Mason County Youth Reporting Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  56. ^ "Mercer County Youth Reporting Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  57. ^ "Putnam County Youth Reporting Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  58. ^ "STARS Berkeley County Youth Reporting Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  59. ^ "Wetzel Tyler County Youth Reporting Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  60. ^ "Wood Tyler County Youth Reporting Center". West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  61. ^ The Officer Down Memorial Page

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