West Virginia State Jails

West Virginia Jail Information:

The state of West Virginia was formed on the 20th of June, 1863 and was the 35th state to be formed in America. It was allocated an area of 24,231 square miles making West Virginia the 41st largest state of the United States of America. The residents of this state are often called West Virginians. Its population is around 1,808,344 making it the37th most populated state of America. The largest city and state capital of West Virginia is Charleston. It contains 55 counties within it. The states of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and Kentucky all share their borders with West Virginia. The major industries set up in this state are tourism, glass products, chemical manufacturing, livestock, and mining which consists of coal.

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West Virginia State is ranked top ten safest states with lowest inarcaration rates based on total population.
Additional Information on West Virginia Jails:

The West Virginia Department of Corrections is set up to administer all the law offending and crime cases of the state of West Virginia. Its main mission is to provide a secure and protective environment for all the residents of West Virginia. To train the employees working in facilities all over the state, a separate institute is set up by the name West Virginia Corrections Academy. They provide rigorous training and staff development courses and programs to ensure that all employees working in their facilities are fully equipped with all the knowledge and skills they need to ensure the utmost safety to their inmates, security officers and the general public.


Many programs are being offered in the West Virginia State Jails including, alcohol and drug education along with treatment and release therapy, anger management, batterer’s intervention and prevention program, crime victim awareness, domestic violence intervention and prevention program, long term RSAT, sex offender program, third base coaching and finally women’s addiction services. A separate office is also set up for full fledge research and development work on the West Virginia State Jails and their programs to enhance their efficiency.