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Union Pickets Hazelton Prison

May 3rd, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Dozens of members and supporters from Local 240, American Federation of Government Workers, were out in force Saturday, settting up an informational picket along the access road to the Federal Prison at Hazelton, West Virginia.

Last weekend, WCBC News reported on a plan by federal officials to move up to 300 inmates from DC jails to Hazelton.  Local 240 President Richard Heldreth told us that move would put workers and the community at risk as there are numerous cases of COVID-19 in the DC prisons, and none at FCI Hazelton.

Since our initial report, Governor Jim Justice, US Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, and Congressman David McKinley have been working to stop the transfer.  Late last week, Governor Justice said they had not been successful, yet, in their efforts.


4 Responses to “Union Pickets Hazelton Prison”

  1. May 03, 2020 at 12:22 pm, jim said:

    Lucky enough to have a job and are ungrateful for it. Probably mad that they are not making more in unemployment like me though and I only have to log into the computer once a week. Nice picket line of 7 people though!


    • May 03, 2020 at 2:32 pm, Terry said:

      If you would have read the article Jim instead of assuming they are picketing over their job you would have understood instead of stating a stupid remark. Place foot in mouth now


  2. May 03, 2020 at 9:31 pm, Rob said:

    Hey jim ever heard the saying think before you speak. By the way have you ever worked in a penitentiary


  3. May 03, 2020 at 11:57 pm, Paolo Primavera said:

    Jim you should really go back to school and learn to look at things. While there take a MATH REFRESHER as well. THERE ARE 8 not 7 people their trying to keep locals safe from the down state jailbirds.


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