Prison Reform

Morgantown Nonprofit Mails Books To People Incarcerated Across Appalachia

Founded in 2004, the Appalachian Prison Book Project has mailed more than 70,000 books to people incarcerated in Appalachian prisons, with the goal of expanding access to books and educational resources.

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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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Justice Signs Bills To Stem State Corrections Crisis

Gov. Jim Justice said the state should have responded to corrections officer vacancies and facility maintenance needs two years ago.

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Lawmakers Discuss Capacity Of Treatment Facilities, Senate Passes Education Bills

On this episode of The Legislature Today, there was a united reaction from lawmakers to a bill passed yesterday that limits the number of treatment beds a county can have. Government reporter Randy Yohe has more.

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