On this West Virginia Morning, we take a deep dive into the mosh pit and the hardcore music scene of Roanoke, Virginia with music photographer Chelse Warren. Inside Appalachia Host Mason Adams has more.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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...Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Gov. Jim Justice said the state should have responded to corrections officer vacancies and facility maintenance needs two years ago.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Legislators say fixing the state’s corrections crisis is not just about money. And when it does come to money, they say it’s not just about a one-time funding fix.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Testifying in recent committee meetings, corrections leaders described the state’s worst correction officer shortage in 30 years. They counted more than 1,000 open positions and vacancy rates reaching 70 percent in some facilities.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Activists with the Poor People’s Campaign are calling for a federal investigation into West Virginia jails following a rise in the number of reported deaths.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Some state lawmakers in West Virginia are looking at some ways to address our overcrowded prison system and help more previously incarcerated people…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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