WVC 17 - 5 - 6
§17-5-6. Return of convicts to penitentiary because of infirmity,
bad conduct, etc.; trusties.
The state road commissioner or warden shall in all cases
where convicts or prisoners are under his control and supervision
have authority to return any convict or prisoner to the
penitentiary who because of mental or physical infirmity is
unable to work, or whose presence in the camp, due to
insubordination, bad conduct or disposition may impair the
discipline of the road force.
Under the supervision of the warden, or rules promulgated
for the government and discipline of the state convict road force
approved by him, such force, or so many thereof as appear
eligible and trustworthy, shall be made trusties; but reasonable
corrective measures may be taken against trusties who violate
their privileges as such.