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Justice Calls National Guard to Help Staff Prisons

August 15th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has called the National Guard in to help with staffing shortages at the state’s regional jails and prisons.  According to the governor’s office, the correctional officer vacancy rate at the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail in Hampshire County is 64%. The Vicki Douglas Juvenile Center in Berkeley County is close behind at 61%. Justice said he was disappointed when state lawmakers failed to approve a locality pay raise bill during this year’s regular legislative session…