CHAPTER 28. STATE CORRECTIONAL AND PENAL INSTITUTIONS.
WVC 28 - 5 C-
ARTICLE 5C. IMPRISONMENT OF FEMALE FELONS.
WVC 28 - 5 C- 1
§28-5C-1. Closure of West Virginia prison for women.
The West Virginia prison for women, a penal institution
exclusively for female prisoners, located at Pence Springs,
Summers County, West Virginia is hereby closed. The title to
all real property at the West Virginia prison for women is hereby
transferred to and vested in the public land corporation of West
That the public land corporation shall
promptly cause an inventory and an appraisal to be made of the
real property and shall offer said real property for sale at
public auction to be sold for not less than the appraised value,
or the land corporation shall lease the real property upon such
terms and conditions as it shall deem appropriate. The title to
all personal property at the West Virginia prison for women
remains vested in the state department of corrections.
WVC 28 - 5 C- 2
§28-5C-2. Commitment of female felons.
Any adult female found guilty of committing a felony as
defined in section one, article eleven, chapter sixty-one, who is
not placed on probation in accordance with the provisions of
article twelve, chapter sixty-two, shall be committed to the
custody of the state department of corrections for the duration
of her sentence. The commissioner of the state department of
corrections shall, as he deems appropriate, either place female
felons in state correctional institutions or contract with any
person, corporation, governmental agency or other entity for
their incarceration and care.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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