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Joint Corrections Public Health Training. WVRJCFA Central Officer Leadership Mr. Terry Miller, Executive Director Mr. John L. King II, Chief of Operations.

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1 Joint Corrections Public Health Training

2 WVRJCFA Central Officer Leadership Mr. Terry Miller, Executive Director Mr. John L. King II, Chief of Operations Mr. John V. Lopez, Programs Manager Mr. Christopher D. Bailey, ISM Mr. Chad Cardinal, General Counsel Mr. Todd Chafin, Personnel Manager Mr. Tony Davis, Fiscal Manager Mr. Chilton Lilly, Construction Manager

3 WVRJCFA Facility Administrators Mr. Louis Barlow, ERJ Mr. Shannon Markle, CRJ Mr. John McKay, SCRJ Mr. John L. King II, SRJ (interim) Mr. James Spencer, NRJ

4 WVRJCFA Facility Administrators Ms. Vicki Greene, SWRJ Mr. Mike Lawson, PHRJ Mr. George Trent, NCRJ Mr. Larry Parsons, WRJ Mr. Michael Martin, TVRJ

5 WVRJCFA Facility Locations

6 WVRJCFA Vision “To be recognized as the leader in professional jail administration and to maintain that leadership by being able to move to the forefront while adapting to change.”

7 WVRJCFA Mission “To ensure the public’s, staff’s and inmate’s safety by maintaining a safe, secure and humane system of regional jails.”

8 WVRJCFA History The regional jail concept was discussed as far back as 1946. The West Virginia Legislature authorized a Bureau of Prisons study which found the state’s county jails to be “anachronisms and totally unfit for human habitation”.

9 WVRJCFA History 1960’s and 1970’s resulted in increased exposure to liabilities from inmate initiated litigation to county jails. Law Enforcement Assistance Act funding was used to make improvements in many jails. Repairs proved to be insufficient to deal with the severity of the situation.

10 WVRJCFA History 1982 – The Governor’s Committee on Crime, Delinquency, and Corrections commissioned a study of county jails resulting in the recommendation of the consolidation of county jails and the creation of a state operated facility for sentenced misdemeanant offenders.

11 WVRJCFA History The West Virginia Regional Jail and Prison Authority was established by the Legislature in 1985. Legislation also included development of a “Standards Commission” to establish minimum requirements for both jails and prisons.

12 WVRJCFA History 1989 marked the opening of the first Regional Jail in Martinsburg, WV. 1989 also marked the Legislature increasing the “Authority’s” responsibilities and requiring their focus both upon regional jails and state correctional facilities as a result the WV Supreme Court of Appeals decision in Crain vs. Bordenkircher.

13 WVRJCFA History Tygart Valley Regional Jail formally opened in June 0f 2005. West Virginia became the first state to be served by a unified system of regional jails.

14 WVRJCFA The Authority Board §31-20-3 “There is hereby created the West Virginia regional jail and correctional facility authority which shall be a body corporate and government instrumentality.”

15 WVRJCFA The Authority Board Consists of nine members, seven entitled to vote on matters before the authority. Commissioner of Corrections (non-voting member) Director of Juvenile Services (non-voting member) Secretary DMAPS Secretary of DOA (or his or her representative) Three county officials appointed by the governor No more than two from same political party Two citizens appointed by the governor Representing the areas of law and medicine

16 WVRJCFA Funding Special Revenue Bonds retired through Regional Jail Fees attached to criminal cases Operations funded through per-diem Current daily rate is $47.53 Will raise to $48.25 on 1 July 09

17 WVRJCFA Physical Plant Prototypical design CRJ opened its doors to inmates on 22 February 1993 Design improved upon with each facility built

18 WVRJCFA Physical Plant Intake / Release procedures conducted in the inmate processing area Each facility has both individual and “group” holding cells New arrivals may be housed in the processing area for up to 24 – 48 hours for observation prior to joining general population

19 WVRJCFA Physical Plant Holding cells designed for maximum observation by staff Special needs cells also available

20 WVRJCFA Physical Plant Inmates assigned to general population will be housed in either a 16 man or 8 man unit Minimal personal effects are authorized

21 WVRJCFA Physical Plant Each facility has an inside gymnasium Depending upon the size of the facility, four to eight outside recreation yards are available

22 WVRJCFA Physical Plant Food Service is contracted with Aramark Corp. Meals are prepared and delivered to housing units with the help of inmate workers

23 WVRJCFA Physical Plant Medical Services are contracted through Prime Care Medical Medical units are equipped to support basic dental services Equipment to support basic medical needs and procedures are on site

24 WVRJCFA Physical Plant Medical units contain a small pharmacy / med preparation area Meds are delivered to housing units twice daily Housing is available in medical for inmates requiring observation and / or chronic care ATM not only supports video arraignments, but is also available for tele meds / psychological consults

25 WVRJCFA Physical Plant Religious services are conducted in the Chapel Classrooms are provided and equipped to support Adult Basic Education and related programs Both a reading and a law library are available

26 WVRJCFA Physical Plant Contact and non-contact visitation areas are available All visits must be scheduled

27 WVRJCFA Physical Plant With the exception of scheduled deliveries, law enforcement officers with commitments, and Emergency Services in some instances, all individuals must check in with the receptionist in the main lobby Proper identification is required for all visitors and / or professionals conducting business within the secured perimeter

28 WVRJCFA Demographics

29 WVRJCFA Inmate Supervision Over 50,000 admissions in calendar year Is classified as “in-direct” supervision Cross gender Overpopulation creates unique challenges Will transport over 45,000 inmates per calendar year

30 WVRJCFA Inmate Programs General Counseling Moral Recognition Therapy Anger Management Parenting Life Skills Parole Release Preparation Domestic Violence Bible Study Religious Services Adult Basic Education (GED)


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