|Volume Number: 29
Category(s): PRISONS AND PRISONERS
|Opinion Issued September 15, 2011|
|RONALD D. DEULEY|
|REGIONAL JAIL AND CORRECTIONAL FACILITY AUTHORITY|
Claimant appeared pro se.
Gretchen A. Murphy, Assistant Attorney General, for Respondent.
| PER CURIAM:
This claim was submitted for decision based upon the allegations in the Notice of Claim and Respondent's Answer.
Claimant, an inmate at Tygart Valley Regional Jail at the time, seeks to recover $535.00 for certain articles of clothing that were confiscated by Respondent and never returned to him.
In its Answer, Respondent admits the validity of the claim as well as the amount.
This Court has taken the position in prior claims that if a bailment situation has been created, Respondent is responsible for property of an inmate which is taken from that inmate, remains in its custody, and is not produced for return to the inmate.
Accordingly, the Court is of the opinion to make an award to the Claimant herein in the amount of $535.00.
Award of $535.00.