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Staffing Jails And Celebrating Farms, Forests On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, the state’s jail system is stretched to a breaking point. Even with various programs, incentives and pay raises to encourage more West Virginians to serve as correctional officers, there are still severe vacancies.

Legislative reporter Chris Schulz sat down with Sen. Mike Caputo, D-Marion, and Del. David Kelly, R-Tyler, on The Legislature Today to get their take on the situation and moves in the West Virginia Legislature to help fix it.

Also, in this show, West Virginia’s farms and forests were on display Monday at the Capitol. Government Reporter Randy Yohe has more.

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