WVC 17 - 5 - 1
§17-5-1. State convict road force; how used.
All male persons convicted of felony and sentenced to
imprisonment or confinement in the penitentiary by any court, or
who may hereafter be sentenced for a felony, whether actually
sentenced to labor or not, or so many thereof as may be required
by the state road commissioner, shall, as incident to such
sentence or confinement, constitute the state convict road force
and as such may be employed under the supervision of the state
road commissioner in building, surfacing and maintaining roads
under the supervision of the state road commissioner, including
all roads in the state road system, and in and about any
quarries, gravel pits, sandbanks, crushers, brick kilns, or other
plants and places operated by the state road commission for the
manufacture and acquisition of materials for use in the
construction, maintenance and repair of such roads.