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.