OPINION ISSUED JANUARY 17, 1992
WEST VIRGINIA REGIONAL JAIL
AND CORRECTIONAL FACILITY AUTHORITY
DIVISION OF CORRECTIONS
Richard M. Guttman, Assistant Attorney General, for claimant.
George P. Stanton, III, Assistant Attorney General, and Rita Stuart, Attorney at Law, for respondent.
This claim was submitted to the Court upon a stipulation agreed to by the parties.
The claimant maintains the Eastern Regional Jail which provides accommodations for prisons from
several counties. Many of these prisoners have been sentenced and committed to other facilities,
Huttonsville Correctional Center and West Virginia Penitentiary, and owned and operated by
respondent; however, respondent is unable to house such prisoners at such other facilities due to
overcrowded conditions in such other facilities, and has caused such prisoners to be incarcerated at
the Eastern Regional Jail.
Respondent has been unable to process the invoices received from the claimant during the 1990-91
fiscal year as it did not have sufficient funds within its budget for these expenses.
Claimant and respondent have agreed that claimant has incurred fair and reasonable costs in the
amount of $37,000.00 for providing accommodations for these inmates.
In view of the foregoing the Court makes an award to the claimant in the amount of $37,000.00.
Award of $37,000.00