WVC 15 - 1 E- 13
§15-1E-13. Punishment prohibited before trial.
No person, while being held for trial or awaiting a verdict,
may be subjected to punishment or penalty other than arrest or
confinement upon the charges pending against the person, nor shall
the arrest or confinement imposed upon such person be any more
rigorous than the circumstances required to insure the person's
presence, but the person may be subjected to minor punishment
during that period for infractions of discipline.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session