WVC 62 - 8 - 1
§62-8-1. Offenses by inmates; conspiracy.
A person imprisoned or otherwise in the custody of the
Commissioner of Corrections or the Executive Director of the
Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority is guilty of a
felony if he or she kills, wounds or inflicts other bodily injury
upon any person at any correctional facility; or breaks, cuts or
injures, or sets fire to any building, fixture or fastening of any
correctional facility, or jail or any part thereof, for the purpose
of escaping or aiding any other inmate to escape therefrom, or
renders any correctional facility or jail less secure as a place of
confinement; or makes, procures, secretes or has in his or her
possession, any instrument, tool or other thing for such purpose,
or with intent to kill, wound or inflict bodily injury; or resists
the lawful authority of an officer or guard of any correctional
facility or jail for such purpose or with such intent. Any three
or more inmates so confined, or in such custody, who conspire
together to commit any offense mentioned in this section are each
guilty of a felony.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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