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January 9, 2014

Groups Submit Letter Opposing Out-of-State Prisoner Transfers

Charleston Daily Mail – Several community, labor, faith and civil rights groups are opposed to the shipment of prisoners to out-of-state facilities and expressed that opposition Wednesday in a letter sent to state lawmakers. Read

The state is examining the cost of shipping its prisoners to private, out-of-state facilities in an effort to reduce the prison population in West Virginia. State officials received a bid in December from Corrections Corporation of America, which would house about 400 prisoners at the Lee Adjustment Center near Beattysville, Ky.

However, not everyone thinks that is a suitable alternative. The letter is signed by several local and national groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, state AFL-CIO, the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy and the United Methodist Church.

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