In October , the facility was leased by the West Virginia Department of Public Institutions now Division of Corrections from the federal government to operate a community involved, educationally oriented, correctional facility for male juvenile offenders.
In January , Anthony Center was designated as a young adult male offender correctional center; no longer accepting juvenile commitments, but young males adjudicated under the Youthful Offenders Act. In March , Anthony Center was converted into a co-ed correctional facility in order to provide equal opportunities for both male and female adult offenders. At present, Anthony Correctional Center primarily houses male and female young adult offenders between the ages of Offenders are committed for a term of six months to two years.
Currently, Anthony Correctional Center houses young adult men and 24 young adult women. Anthony Correctional Center houses twelve males in the Diagnostic Unit. These males are committed to our facility for a maximum of 60 days.
During that time period, the males participate in a series of psychological testing and interviews and a report is submitted to the sentencing judge. The report is used by the sentencing court to indicate how the inmate will respond to a supervised and structured setting incarceration or an unsupervised and unstructured setting probation.
Anthony Correctional Center also houses eight adult female inmates. These inmates were transferred from Lakin Correctional Center and have created a stable work force within the institution. Anthony Correctional Center is the only adult facility in which offenders are required to enroll and participate in the WV Department of Education programming.
These programs include Academics: College classes are also available for students through the local Community College. BCC is a minimum-security community correctional facility located on the grounds of Pinecrest State Hospital. BCC has a current capacity of 58 male and 10 female inmates for a total of 68 inmates. Inmates assigned to BCC must be within 18 months of possible parole or discharge and must be classified as a level I or II meaning they are classified as non-violent offenders.
The facility consists of four main buildings occupied as follows: All BCC inmates must participate in a regimented and intense treatment program. Programs available at BCC are: Upon completion of community Service and release from facility employment inmates that are work release status obtain employment within the community in a variety of fields to include Department of highways, telemarketing, construction, restaurant and retail just to name a few.
Work release status inmates also earn two hour passes and overnight furloughs to immediate family members based on behavior, history and approval of officials in prospective furloughing county. The Center was considered an extension of Huttonsville Correctional Center. It was located just off Kanawha Boulevard at 4 Columbia Avenue, in Charleston and was one of the first such facilities to open nationwide under this pilot project. The Center housed 25 male inmates that were carefully selected from Huttonsville.
During the period of to the Center housed up to inmates both male and female. When Pence Springs closed on March 12, , 29 female inmates were transferred to this facility.
The center was grossly overcrowded. Under reorganization and remodeling plan implemented in , the center housed 48 males and 12 female inmates, for a total of In response to the rising female inmate population, the facility again underwent a slight re-modeling in Forty-six males and 18 females are now housed in the facility for a total of Inmates are encouraged to further their education by attending General Education Classes GED , vocational classes, and college courses when applicable.
They are also employed in the community in various jobs and pay a percentage of their income to the facility to help defray the cost of incarceration and save taxpayers money. They also utilize their opportunity in the work release program to begin paying child support, court costs or fines, and restitution they may owe. Charleston Work Release Center inmates also assist local communities through various community service projects. Inmates assigned to the facility are minimum or community classification status and must be within eighteen months of parole eligibility or discharge.
They are monitored for program compliance, tested for alcohol and drug use, and supervised when in the community through random phone calls, supervisor evaluations, and unannounced visits from staff. Originally opened as a state hospital for treatment of tuberculosis patients, the hospital was later utilized as a long-term health care facility for the chronically ill. The Denmar Hospital was closed in In February , the Pocahontas County Commission conveyed the deed for the former Denmar Hospital to the West Virginia Division of Corrections for conversion to a state correctional facility.
During the session of the West Virginia Legislature, funds were appropriated to the Division of Corrections for renovation and occupation of the facility now known as Denmar Correctional Center.
The building project was completed in January of The three-story brick building is minimum-security facility containing five dormitories, which house 54 male and 12 female offenders who are carefully screened through a risk assessment classification method for participation in the work release program.
They are non-violent offenders who are usually serving the last third of their sentence prior to parole or discharge. Their primary goal was to convince the public to help provide residents with the chance to develop responsible behavior and accountability for their overall performance through educational and employment opportunities.
HWSRC is one of the most unique institutions in West Virginia because it was designed to provide the inmate an opportunity for rehabilitation by gradually readjusting with family, friends and the community prior to actual release, thereby avoiding the anxieties and frustrations of immediate release back into society. An Adopt-A-Highway project and numerous other service projects are just some of the ways in which the Center contributes to the community.
It was created by an act of the Legislature in to relieve overcrowding at the West Virginia Penitentiary. With the recent completed construction of the new bed addition, the capacity of the Huttonsville Correctional Center is Living quarters at this facility consist of military style dormitories in the original building and single cell housing in the new units. A Behavioral Improvement Unit and an Intake Unit were established upon the opening of the new additions.
Huttonsville Correctional Center is the fifth largest employer in Randolph County with a Staff of There are many educational programs, both vocational and academic, offered to inmates by The State Department Of Education.
These classes give them an opportunity to engage in rehabilitation efforts during their incarceration. Regular textbooks are transcribed into Braille and distributed throughout the United States. The furniture plant refinishes and builds new furniture for various agencies. LCC has a current capacity of inmates. A cemetery located behind the facility was the family cemetery of the people who donated the property.
In order to build LCC, the hospital buildings were torn down, with the exception of the activities building, which was incorporated into the prison as the gymnasium. The main facility was dedicated on September 25, and received it first inmates on January 29, Phase II construction of LCC, consisting of a bed dormitory style housing unit, a bed modular style housing unit and a Correctional Industries Building, began in June and was completed in October Phase II was dedicated on November 16, and began housing inmates on January 09, Correctional Industries operates a garment, sewing and embroidery factory and manufactures inmate clothing, linens and office chairs.
Future plans call for the Center to also be the diagnostic facility for DOC. Since inmates remain here for only a short time before transfer to other facilities, there is no visitation and limited inmate programs. The facility itself was originally the Eastern Regional Jail, which opened in as the first regional jail in the state. It is a bed facility.
Mount Olive Correctional Complex Mt. Olive, West Virginia Phone: MOCC is the state's only maximum-security correctional facility and has a current capacity of 1, inmates. The facility was dedicated on December 12, and received it first inmates on February 14, Inmate transfers were completed on March 27, and the West Virginia Penitentiary was closed.
The facility is encompassed by a secure perimeter fence approximately one 1 mile long. Of the acre site, approximately 80 acres are inside the secure perimeter.
Extensive use is made of both electronic and manual security controls. MOCC operates as a small town, having its own post office and zip code, power plant, electrical sub-station, fuel depot, water supply, central warehouse, maintenance garage, hospital and medical clinic, gymnasium, chapel, library, classrooms, courtroom, food service and laundry facilities. Professionals through contractual agreements provide medical, dental, mental health and food services.
West Virginia Correctional Industries operates an engraving factory, sign and welding shop, janitorial supply factory and manufactures license plates for the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles. Auditors spent three 3 days at MOCC examining policy, procedures and interacting with staff and inmates. MOCC was found to be in compliance with required national standards and was granted accreditation.
The initial intention was to house male offenders, however, due to the experience of the staff being former penitentiary employees this changed. Today NCF houses approximately male inmates, some in double bunked cells, who have been convicted of serious offenses against persons and property or are special management cases.
NCF operates under a Unit Management philosophy and utilizes a team approach to inmate management. The Northern Correctional Facility maintains General Population and a short-term Segregation Unit for those DOC inmates who have been found guilty of a rule violation and sentenced to serve segregation time by the Institutional Hearing Officer.
ACA is designed to ensure that correctional facilities provide the basic programs and services required for good correctional practice, the standards and accreditation process also prescribes safe working conditions for both staff and inmates.
The West Virginia Division of Corrections began leasing the facility in During the next five years, OCCC operated as an adult female facility. In March with the opening of the Lakin Correctional Center for Women, the Ohio County Correctional Center began a new mission of housing male inmates technical parole violators.
Pruntytown Correctional Center was originally established as the West Virginia Industrial School for Boys in and served as a juvenile facility until being closed in January of The Pruntytown Correctional Center was reopened in , housing minimum custody adult male inmates whose primary work function was to renovate the facility. Additional housing was added in for another male inmates. Pruntytown currently houses minimum and medium custody male inmates.
Saint Marys Correctional Center St. Marys, WV O Phone: Marys on State Route 2 in Pleasants County. It was formerly known as the Colin Anderson Center, which was established in by an Act of the Legislature. The Colin Anderson Center was closed in spring of , at which time funding was provided to renovate the facility as a Correctional Center.
In the early spring of , the Division of Corrections began the transition to house approximately adult male minimum to medium security inmates at this facility.