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Jail, Prison National Guard Fill-In Worker Drawdown Beginning

Details are emerging on the plan to draw down National Guard members from their emergency work in correctional facilities around the state.

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Prison Workers Protest Staffing Shortage

More than a dozen correctional officers, medical staff and counselors from Hazelton lined Cheat Lake Road outside of Morgantown Friday morning to demand help at Federal Correctional Complex Hazelton. 

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W.Va. Corrections Crisis Finds Legislative Fixes, Justice Faces Corrections Lawsuit 

Lawmakers say bills passed in the special session to help solve the state’s corrections employment crisis lay a foundation but are not a cure-all.

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Corrections Commissioner Details Job Vacancy Crisis To Lawmakers

There are more than 1,000 job vacancies division wide, with most facilities lacking from 40 to 70 percent of needed staff.

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