WVC 17 - 15 - 7
§17-15-7. Road work by misdemeanant in lieu of bail.
A person charged with a misdemeanor, who is unable to
furnish a recognizance or bail bond with satisfactory sureties,
may, after being committed to jail, elect to labor as provided
for by this article. The circuit, criminal or intermediate court
of any county, or the judge thereof in vacation, may, in its
discretion, enter an order permitting such person to labor as
provided for in this article until a time to be fixed in the
If at the trial such person is convicted and sentenced to
imprisonment in the county jail, or to labor as specified in this
article, he shall be credited on his term with the number of days
already labored. If fined, he shall be credited on the fine and
costs with one dollar per day for each day he has labored. If
acquitted, he shall be paid out of the general county funds one
dollar per day for each day he has labored.