Charleston Gazette-Mail, Huntington Herald-Dispatch – West Virginia corrections officials were eager to call attention to severe staffing shortages throughout their facilities in a state legislative committee meeting in which other items were on the agenda.
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“We didn’t want to be in front of you guys with an opportunity to speak without talking about our most burning issues, which is our staffing issues,” Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation Executive Officer Brad Douglas told the Joint Standing Government Organization Committee.
Seconds later, Douglas told the committee his agency had eight facilities with officer vacancy rates exceeding 40%. Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation Commissioner William K. Marshall III showed lawmakers what he said was a roster board for Huttonsville Correctional Center and Jail in Randolph County. The sheet of paper prominently featured large red bars in a graphic.
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