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West Virginia Launching Centralized Filing System

August 25th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia's high court is launching a pilot project in 14 counties to improve record maintenance. The state is trying to fix widespread problems with record-keeping that caused the mistaken release of a kidnapping suspect in Kanawha County earlier this year. The pilot involves a centralized electronic filing system for West Virginia’s circuit clerks to attempt to prevent mistakes and improve public access to court documents. A federal study found approximately 64 percent of West Virginia homes have a computer, the second-lowest percentage in the United States.

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