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WV National Guard Relieved of Duties After Two Years

May 23rd, 2024 by WCBC Radio

After two years, the West Virginia National Guard has been relieved of its duties within the state’s prison system.  Critical staffing shortages had led Governor Jim Justice to call in the Guard to fill positions across the state by declaring a state of emergency in 2022. William Marshall, Corrections Commissioner for the state, told a legislative oversight committee that the shortage is now at a manageable level…