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West Virginia County Jail Facilities

The state of West Virginia has only one type of short-term facility to hold pretrial detainees and inmates serving short sentences; these are called jails. West Virginia is unique in that their jails are all part of larger correctional facilities (state prisons). This makes intake, moving prisoners, and management much easier. There are nineteen state/county jails in West Virginia.

The West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is the government agency in charge of all jail facilities, supervision of inmates, and maintenance of West Virginia jail inmate records. They have a consolidated inmate lookup feature on their website, making it very easy for anyone to perform a West Virginia county jail inmate search. The records for all inmates are combined, so even if they are moved, their information will still show up in the database.

State-Run County Jails in West Virginia

The West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation is relatively new and was created only last year. However, its roots date back to 1863 when West Virginia became a state. In 1866, the state built its first prison called West Virginia State Penitentiary at Moundsville. This operated until 1995 when the facility was finally retired. The list of current prisons/jails, which are the core of the correctional system include:

  • Central Regional Jail and Correctional Facility.
  • Denmar Correctional Center and Jail.
  • Eastern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility.
  • Huttonsville Correctional Center and Jail/Huttonsville Work Camp.
  • Lakin Correctional Center and Jail.
  • Martinsburg Correctional Center and Jail.
  • Mount Olive Correctional Complex and Jail/Slayton Work Camp.
  • North Central Regional Jail and Correctional Facility.
  • Northern Regional Jail.
  • Ohio County Correctional Center and Jail.
  • Potomac Highlands Regional Jail and Correctional Facility.
  • Pruntytown Correctional Center and Jail.
  • Saint Marys Correctional Center and Jail.
  • Salem Correctional Center and Jail.
  • South Central Regional Jail and Correctional Facility.
  • Southern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility.
  • Southwestern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility.
  • Tygart Valley Regional Jail and Correctional Facility.
  • Western Regional Jail and Correctional Facility.

Inmates in County Jail Facilities

There are just under 5,100 inmates in county jails in West Virginia. About one-quarter of all jail inmates are female; the rest are male. Roughly, 86% are White, 11% are Black, less than 2% are Hispanic, and the rest are other races. The most common reasons someone is in jail in West Virginia is domestic battery and drug charges.

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