WVC 17 - 5 - 9
§17-5-9. Commissioner to pay expenses of convicts and cost of
equipment and materials.
The expenses incident to the transportation of convicts and
prisoners, their food, clothing, medical attention and
maintenance while in the state convict road force shall be paid
by the state road commissioner, and all equipment, materials,
tools, teams and machinery necessary in the prosecution of the
work shall be provided out of any funds at his disposal available
for the building, surfacing, paving and completing of the roads
upon which such convicts and prisoners labor. And when a convict
is discharged at camp the commissioner shall pay him any sum due
him and may pay in whole or in part his expenses home.
In any case of a prisoner taken from the penitentiary to a
road convict camp the state road commissioner shall pay for the
per diem cost of feeding, clothing and caring for such prisoners.