Lincoln County’s TRUSTED news source.

Click here to stay informed and subscribe to the The Lincoln Journal.

Click #isupportlocal for more information on supporting our local journalists.

20220817-hdo-edit-jailpicW

West Virginia’s regional jail system has a shortage of corrections, despite three recent annual pay increases of 2% per year.

West Virginia’s regional jail system is full of inmates and short on corrections officers. Recently, Gov. Jim Justice declared a state of emergency that allowed the Department of Corrections to use National Guard members to staff regional jails, but that bypasses the primary issue.

That issue is a labor shortage that could be seen coming, as opposed to an emergency, which comes up unexpectedly.

Recommended for you