West Virginia

The table below displays aggregate COVID-19 data for incarcerated people and staff in carceral facilities located in West Virginia. The State DOC Data Grade represents our assessment of the transparency and quality of those data reported by West Virginia's state department of corrections.

B

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Cumulative CasesActive CasesCumulative DeathsTests
Incarcerated PeopleCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons2,0163,7731082021932----
Federal Prisons1,5191,69200226,7877,562
ICE Detention Centers210,0000000----
State and Local Youth Facilities341,56000--------
StaffCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons7113,845422271517,16592,834
Federal Prisons----10--0------
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Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

Tygart Valley Regional Jail

County Jails

435--

Huttonsville Correctional Center

State Adult Prisons

414--

Hazelton Federal Correctional Complex

Federal Prisons

386--

Saint Marys Correctional Center

State Adult Prisons

382--

Central Regional Jail

County Jails

348--
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Map of West Virginia with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.

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440

Spikes represent the cumulative cases in a facility for incarcerated people

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting & Quality GradeB

This scorecard assesses data reporting and quality for the state department of corrections in West Virginia. Read more about our scoring methodology and to see how this jurisdiction compares to other state and federal systems.

Scores assessed as of June 14, 2021.

Data reporting for incarcerated people
  • Cumulative Cases

    By facility

  • Cumulative Deaths

    By facility

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    By facility

  • Population

    By facility

  • Vaccinations

    By facility

Data reporting for staff
  • Cumulative Cases

    Systemwide only

  • Cumulative Deaths

    Systemwide only

  • Active Cases

    Systemwide only

  • Tests Administered

    Systemwide only

  • Population

    Systemwide only

  • Vaccinations

    Systemwide only

Data quality
  • Machine Readable

    Yes

  • Regularly Updated

    Yes

  • Clearly Defined

    Yes

  • Contextualized Historically

    Yes

Prison and Jail Releases Related to COVID

We collect data on jurisdictions across the U.S. that have released people from adult prison and jail custody in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

JurisdictionFacility/facilitiesAuthorizing agent(s)DateOverall population reduction/ total # of releasesPopulation prior to releasesKnown facility capacityRelease detailsSource
AllState-wide4/1/2020616Parole/probation violation, Other
West VirginiaStatewide prisons876800Parole/probation violation, Short remaining sentence, Vulnerable populations
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Grassroots and Community Organizing Efforts Related to COVID

Our team collects data on grassroots and community organizing efforts by incarcerated people, their families, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and advocates aimed at influencing government agencies to protect the lives of people incarcerated in prisons, jails, and detention centers against the threats posed by COVID-19.

Target facilityCountyDate of actionOrganizationType of effortInternal/ externalEffort concernsSource
StatewideStatewide3/26/2020ACLU of West VirginiaLetter/PetitionInternalAccelerated releases
StatewideStatewide3/19/2020ACLU of West VirginiaLetter/PetitionInternalAccelerated releases