Two Companies Interested in Housing West Virginia Inmates

By: West Virginia AP
By: West Virginia AP

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Two companies are interested in housing West Virginia inmates in out-of-state facilities.

Nashville, Tenn.-based Corrections Corporation of America and Houston-based Community Education Centers sent representatives to a mandatory pre-bid conference last week. The Division of Corrections has scheduled a bid opening for a contract on Nov. 5.

The division wants to house up to 400 inmates in out-of-state facilities to ease overcrowding. More than 1,600 inmates are housed in regional jails because there's no space for them in the state's prisons.

Corrections Commissioner Jim Rubenstein tells the Charleston Gazette that training and treatment programs required to become eligible for parole aren't available in regional jails.

The West Virginia Constitution bans involuntarily sending inmates to other states. Inmates would have to volunteer to be transferred to an out-of-state prison.

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