West Virginia Prisons and Jails

W.Va. Corrections Commissioner Says Jail Guard Vacancies Are Being Filled

While West Virginia remains in a corrections emergency with hundreds of National Guard members helping fill the ranks, progress is being made.

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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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Us & Them: Mental Health Crisis Behind Bars In West Virginia

America stopped institutionalizing people with mental illness decades ago. But now, many are caught up in a system not meant for them. On this episode of Us & Them, we’ll hear what it’s like to live with mental illness behind bars in the Mountain State.

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