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WVC 31 - 20 - 2 §31-20-2. Definitions.
Unless the context indicates clearly otherwise, as used in this article:

(a) "Adjacent regional juvenile detention facility" means a facility constructed or maintained on property owned or controlled by the regional jail authority and designed (1) for the short term preadjudicatory detention of juveniles, for the confinement of juveniles who are awaiting transportation to or placement at another juvenile detention facility or juvenile correctional facility or who are awaiting trial as an adult pursuant to section ten, article five, chapter forty-nine of this code; or (2) for the court-ordered, short term placement of juveniles in a facility that is characterized by programmatic intervention and by staff restrictions of the movements and activities of juveniles placed there, that limits the juveniles' access to the surrounding community and that is not characterized by construction fixtures designed to physically restrict the movements and activities of juveniles.

(b) "Authority" or "West Virginia Regional Jail Authority" means the West Virginia regional jail and correctional facility authority created by this article.

(c) "Board" means the governing body of the authority.

(d) "Bonds" means bonds of the authority issued under this article.

(e) "Cost of construction or renovation of a local jail facility, regional jail facility or juvenile facility" means the cost of all lands, water areas, property rights and easements, financing charges, interest prior to and during construction and for a period not exceeding six months following the completion of construction, equipment, engineering and legal services, plans, specifications and surveys, estimates of costs and other expenses necessary or incidental to determining the feasibility or practicability of any project, together with any other expenses necessary or incidental to the financing and the construction or renovation of the facilities and the placing of the facilities in operation.

(f) "County" means any county of this state.

(g) "Federal agency" means the United States of America and any department, corporation, agency or instrumentality created, designated or established by the United States of America.

(h) "Fund" or "funds" means a regional jail and correctional facility authority fund provided in section ten of this article, including those accounts that may be established by the authority for accurate accounting of the expenditure of public funds by that agency.

(i) "Government" means state and federal government, and any political subdivision, agency or instrumentality of the state or federal government, corporate or otherwise.

(j) "Inmate" means any adult person properly committed to a local or regional jail facility or a correctional facility.

(k) "Local jail facility" means any county facility for the confinement, custody, supervision or control of adult persons convicted of misdemeanors, awaiting trial or awaiting transportation to a state correctional facility.

(l) "Municipality" means any city, town or village in this state.

(m) "Notes" means any notes as defined in section one hundred four, article three, chapter forty-six of this code issued under this article by the authority.

(n) "Correctional facility" means any correctional facility, penitentiary or other correctional institution operated by the division of corrections for the incarceration of adults.

(o) "Regional jail facility" or "regional jail" means any facility operated by the authority and used jointly by two or more counties for the confinement, custody, supervision or control of adult persons convicted of misdemeanors or awaiting trial or awaiting transportation to a state correctional facility.

(p) "Revenues" means all fees, charges, moneys, profits, payments of principal of, or interest on, loans and other investments, grants, contributions and all other income received by the authority.

(q) "Security interest" means an interest in the loan portfolio of the authority which is secured by an underlying loan or loans and is evidenced by a note issued by the authority.

(r) "Work farm" has the same meaning as that term is used in section twelve, article eight, chapter seven of this code authorizing work farms for individual counties.

(s) "Juvenile detention facility" or "juvenile detention center" means a facility operated by the division of juvenile services (1) for the short term preadjudicatory detention of juveniles, for the confinement of juveniles who are awaiting transportation to or placement at another juvenile detention facility or juvenile correctional facility or who are awaiting trial as an adult pursuant to section ten, article five, chapter forty-nine of this code; or (2) for the court-ordered, short term placement of juveniles in a facility that is characterized by programmatic intervention and by staff restrictions of the movements and activities of juveniles placed there, that limits the juveniles' access to the surrounding community and that is not characterized by construction fixtures designed to physically restrict the movements and activities of juveniles.

(t) "Juvenile correctional facility" means a facility operated by the division of juvenile services (1) for the postdispositional confinement of juveniles adjudicated of offenses that would be criminal offenses if committed by an adult; or (2) for the court-ordered placement of juveniles in a facility that is characterized by programmatic intervention and by staff restrictions of the movements and activities of juveniles placed there, that limits the juveniles' access to the surrounding community and that is not characterized by construction fixtures designed to physically restrict the movements and activities of juveniles.

(u) "Juvenile facility" means an adjacent regional juvenile detention facility, a juvenile detention facility, a juvenile detention center or a juvenile correctional facility.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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