WVC 17 - 5 - 3
§17-5-3. Superior guard and assistants; hours of work of guards
and prisoners; pay of prisoners.
The state convict road force shall be guarded when working
on the roads and in making road materials, and when being
transported to and from the penitentiary, by guards detailed by
the warden, who shall designate one guard as the superior, and
the other or others as assistants. The state guard and
assistants shall obey the rules prescribed for prison camps. Any
guard or assistant not obeying such rules shall, on the
recommendation of the superintendent or engineer in charge of the
work, be immediately recalled, and some other person detailed in
his stead. The wages of each guard, superior and assistant,
shall be fixed by the road commissioner. All guards and
prisoners shall be under the direction of the warden, or his
authority, and shall work not to exceed sixty hours per week, and
each prisoner shall be paid for each work day, not to exceed ten
hours, the sum of ten cents and for time in excess thereof ten
cents per hour for such excess time worked.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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