Beckley Register-Herald – The West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety released Monday the number of inmates tested for COVID-19 at West Virginia jails and prisons, as well as those in community corrections and juvenile services programs. Read article.
That number is 88, according to a new page on the state’s coronavirus.wv.gov website, under “Correctional Facilities.” Earlier this month, 4,535 people were incarcerated in state jails, alone, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail.
Among local facilities, eight tests were performed on inmates at Mount Olive in Fayette County. Seven tests came back negative, and one is pending. Officials say they conducted one test at Southern Regional Jail in Raleigh County, and it was negative