§25-4-3. Authority of commissioner of corrections.
The West Virginia commissioner of corrections has the
authority to acquire land and other property by purchase, grant,
gift or otherwise in connection with the establishment of centers
and to construct buildings, fences and other facilities, and to
acquire personal property necessary for the maintenance and
operation of the centers; to direct all needed improvements and
repairs necessary for the proper upkeep of the centers, and to
provide for the necessary food, medical treatment and safekeeping
of persons confined in the centers; and to employ personnel to
operate the centers and to provide the necessary work and other
programs for the offenders assigned to the centers.