Jail Guard Understaffing

National Guard No Longer Stationed In Correctional Facilities

As of May 10, no members of the West Virginia National Guard are stationed in state prisons or jails. This follows more than a year of National Guard support over understaffing.

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Regional Jails Undergo Investment Reform, Recruitment Efforts

Regional jails in West Virginia have long struggled with staffing and safety issues. Investment reforms and recruiting efforts from state leadership aim to solve these issues.

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W.Va. Correction Commissioner Says Jails System Improving

Corrections Commissioner William Marshall said for the first time since COVID-19 hit, jail and prison guard vacancies have fallen below 1,000 - standing at 990.  We have a class of 55 right now that wi...

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